Infertility: Problems With the Uterus and Cervix - Topic Overview
Problems with a woman's
cervix may be caused by:
- Abnormalities of the uterus present from
- Previous surgery or a procedure, such as a
cervical cone biopsy or a
dilation and curettage (D&C), which may decrease
fertility if these procedures have damaged the cervix or uterine lining
- Exposure to certain drugs before birth, such as
DES, which may cause deformities of the uterus,
resulting in infertility.
- Abnormalities in a woman's cervical
mucus, which may affect the movement of sperm through the vagina and cervix.
- Antibodies to sperm present in a woman's cervical
mucus, which may kill the sperm or affect their ability to move normally and
result in infertility.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 19, 2010
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