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Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Since infertility affects many couples (about 10% of couples according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), I thought I’d share some information and links that will explain infertility and the treatments available. Infertility means not being able to get pregnant after a year of trying. Contact your doctor if you think you may have an infertility problem. For men, a sperm test is often the first step in the diagnosis process. For women, your doctor will run tests to see if your ovaries are functioning properly.

For women, it is harder to get pregnant after the age of 30 so if you are over 30, you may not want to wait a full year to contact your doctor if you have not gotten pregnant after trying.

Most infertility cases (85 to 90 percent) can be treated conventionally with drug therapy or surgical repair of the reproductive organs. For the other cases, in vitro fertilization is available

For more in depth information on infertility, check out these links:

Infertility: An Overview (American Society for Reproductive Medicine)

Infertility (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

Treating Infertility (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists)

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