Medical Information on Infertility Causes, Testing, and Procedures for IVF - Egg Donation, IUI Success. Learn about various aspects of the infertility process. From lifestyle changes to diagnostic testing to high tech treatments infertility clinics offer, such as in vitro fertilization and preimplantation genetic diagnosis.
Advanced Infertility Treatments and Procedures
In vitro fertilization (IVF)
Learn about IVF - in-vitro fertilization
Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
PGD involves the testing of an embryo in the laboratory before it is returned to the uterus.
Egg Donation - Oocyte donation
Egg donation is when an in vitro fertilization cycle is performed using a third party to provide the eggs.
Learn about Frozen Embryo Transfer
Surrogacy involves using a third party to provide the eggs and uterus for a pregnancy. Gestational carrier uses a third party to provide a uterus only.
IUI - Intrauterine Insemination
Insertion of sperm directly into the uterus to improve the chance for pregnancy.
Options for Fertility Preservation
Egg freezing is available for women who want to preserve their fertility for the future.
Infertility Medications - Infertility Drugs
Instructions for administering fertility medications
Using injectable fertility medications to increase the chance for pregnancy.
Using Clomid (also known as clomiphene or Serophene) to induce ovulation.
Medications used for patients with PCOS and/or Insulin Resistance such as metformin, Actos and Avandia
Using letrozole (also known as Femara) to induce ovulation or for superovulation.
Causes of infertility
What is infertility?
What are the causes of infertility?
Learn about the effects of female aging on reproduction.
Effect of Male Age on Fertility and Reproduction
Learn about the effects of male aging on reproduction.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Separating the myths from the facts
A cause for not ovulating
Certain parts of a woman's diet may be causing problems with ovulation.
Endometriosis and IVF
Endometriosis is associated with infertility but IVF may be a pretty good treatment to overcome it.
Chlamydia and Infertility
Learn about what impact infection with chlamydia can have on reproduction.
Hydrosalpinx, Infertility and IVF
Hydrosalpinx is a type of tubal blockage. Women with hydrosalpinx have a lower chance for pregnancy - even with IVF. Learn about hydrosalpinx and how to treat it here.
Fibroids and Infertility
Fibroids is a commonly found problem that can have an impact on infertility and miscarriage
Obesity Effects on Fertility and Pregnancy
Obesity has a significant negative impact on reproduction
An explanation of miscarriage, causes of miscarriage and treatments
The best means to determine the cause for miscarriage
Some women with ovarian insufficiency may have mutations in the gene that causes Fragile X syndrome
Premature ovarian failure
Premature ovarian failure, also known as POF or primary ovarian insufficiency is a serious cause of infertility.
Mercury Levels in Seafood and Fertility
Mercury has been associated with infertility, miscarriage and birth defects.
Hypothyroidism, Infertility and Pregnancy
Problems with the thyroid gland can lead to problems achieving and maintaining pregnancy.
Prolactin can cause fertility problems.
Lifestyle factors and fertility
Alcohol, caffeine and tobacco have adverse effects.
Fertility: Fact and Fiction
Have you heard something about fertility and you are not sure if its true? Get the real scoop.
Male fertility and infertility
The basics about the male reproductive anatomy and sperm production
Is varicocele associated with infertility? Are varicocele treatments effective?
The absence of sperm due to obstruction in the sperm delivery system.
Some prescription medications can cause fertility problems for men
Learn about the effects of male aging on reproduction.
Some evidence suggests that cell phone use by men may interfere with fertility
Diagnosis of infertility
Explanation of the different types of ovulation predictor kits.
Cervical mucus and the Myth of the Post coital test
Explanation of cervical mucus impact on fertility and why post coital tests are no longer used.
Female infertility diagnostic tests
Male Fertility Testing
Male fertility diagnostic testing
Pregnancy outcomes after infertility
A pregnancy can sometimes implant outside the uterus
Multiple pregnancy is the greates risk associated with fertility treatment
Prematurity is one of the biggest risks of a multiple pregnancy
A popular medication for the treatment of women with PCOS and insulin resistance
Additional infertility information
Increased risks of pregnancy in infertile couples
Several studies suggest that couples who conceive after having infertility face greater complication in pregnancy - even without fertility treatment.
Stress and Infertility
Everyone has told you to "just relax" - stress causes infertility - but does it?
Timing Intercourse for Pregnancy
There is more flexibility than you think.
Vaginal lubricants and fertility
Vaginal dryness is common in couples with infertility. Some lubricants may have adverse effects on sperm.
Pregnancy and Airline Travel
Recommendations from American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Acupuncture in infertility
Learn the possible effects of acupuncture on infertility treatment
Acupuncture in IVF
Learn the possible effects of acupuncture on IVF
Listeria infection in pregnancy
Pregnant women should take steps to avoid infection with Listeria
Diet and gender selection
Women may be able to influence the gender of their baby by altering what she eats before pregnancy
Links to other infertility resources
Links to additional information on infertility such as sperm banks, pharmacies and more.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 15 February 2013 )|