Infertility is the inability to conceive after at least one year of unprotected intercourse or 6 months in women 35 years of age and older. The 3 main cause of infertility are seen in about 80% of infertile couples: ovulation issues, sperm problems, and fallopian tube issues. Ina bout 15% of couples all tests are normal, that's \"unexplained infertility\".

Subfertility and Infertility FAQs

All your questions on subfertility and infertility answered! ... read more »

When Should You See an Infertility Specialist?

Learn when you should make an appointment. ... read more »

Clomid: Everything You Need To Know

The most important thing to know is that Clomid is a medication to induce ovulation, not necessarily pregnancy. Clomid will not get you pregnant alone. Here is all you need to know about Clomid. ... read more »

What Is Your Fertility Stage?

Your fertility stage defines how likely it is for you to get pregnant. ... read more »

Antral Follicle Count - Ovarian Reserve Testing

The antral follicle count is a method for ovarian reserve testing using transvaginal ultrasound. ... read more »

Infertility Guide: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

Learn about infertility testing and treatment. ... read more »

Diet and Lifestyle in the Prevention of Infertility

Following a fertility diet may favorably influence fertility in otherwise healthy women. Further, infertility cases due to ovulation disorders may be preventable through diet and lifestyle changes. ... read more »

Acupuncture and Pregnancy Rates

Acupuncture given with embryo transfer improves rates of pregnancy and live birth among women undergoing in vitro fertilisation. ... read more »

Fertility Medications

Here are several medications that can be used to treat ovulation disorders that affect fertility.  Not all medications will work for all infertility problems. ... read more »

How to Improve HIS Fertility in 12 Steps

His diet is very important when trying to get pregnant. Following these 12 steps will help you improve his fertility. ... read more »

Infertility Workup Before Clomiphene

Should everyone have an infertility workup? ... read more »

Infertility Link Collections

Infertility Link Collection ... read more »

Causes of Fertility Problems

The three major causes of infertility are sperm problems, ovulation problems, and fallopian tube problems. ... read more »

How to Find Out if You Are Fertile in 12 Steps

Finding out if you are fertile is important so if there is a problem it can be addressed as soon as possible. Here is a quick 12-Step program to assess your fertility. ... read more »

Elevation of FSH And Egg Quality

Cycle day 3 FSH is tested to check for 'ovarian reserve' -- the quality of your eggs or 'good eggs' and 'bad eggs.' ... read more »

Infertility Testing - Female

Infertility testing for women addresses several issues involving ovulation, eggs, uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes ... read more »

Infertility Testing and Infertility Tests

About 80% of infertility is caused by one or more of these three problems: Ovulation problems, sperm problems, or fallopian tube problems. Infertility testing is straightforward. ... read more »

Endometrial Biopsy - Timing

The endometrial biopsy specimen is examined under a microscope and the appearance of the endometrium is correlated with the cycle day. ... read more »

PGD Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a laboratory procedure, used in conjunction with IVF, which helps to reduce the risk of passing on inherited conditions. PGD can also be used for gender sex seletion prior to IVF.   ... read more »

What is Infertility?

Infertility is defined as someone who can not get pregnant within a 12 month time period. ... read more »

Secondary Infertility - Problems Getting Pregnant Again

Even mothers who have conceived before can have trouble becoming pregnant again or carrying a baby to full term. Doctors refer to this common condition as "secondary infertility." ... read more »

What Is Unexplained Infertility?

Most cases of unexplained infertility fall into 1 of 3 categories. ... read more »

Male Infertility Treatment

Male infertility afflicts about 50% of all infertile couples. Studies show that there is a male sperm problem in about 50% of infertile couples, about 1/2 of these cases problem is found in man alone. ... read more »

Infertility Treatment: Artificial Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine insemination is also called artificial insemination, or IUI. Human artificial insemination with the male partner's sperm for infertility began being used in the 1940's. ... read more »

Gamete Intrafallopian Tube Transfer (GIFT)

A gamete intrafallopian tube transfer (GIFT) is a laparoscopic procedure where eggs are removed by laparoscopy, mixed outside the body with sperm and then the mixture of eggs and sperm is injected into the fallopian tube with a catheter. ... read more »

Top Causes of Infertility

There are three major causes of infertility and they may surprise you! ... read more »

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome?

PCOS is the most common hormonal reproductive problem. ... read more »

Infertility Q & A

Infertility Questions and Answers for your most important answers about difficulty getting pregnant. ... read more »

Signs and Causes of Infertility in Women

Though pregnancy happens in about 80-85% of couples within one year of trying, in about 15-20% of couples it takes longer than one year. ... read more »

ART - Assisted Reproductive Technology

ART stands for Assisted Reproductive Technology which includes all fertility treatments in which both eggs and sperm are handled. ... read more »

Artificial Insemination - Indications

What are the indications for Artificial Insemination (AI)? ... read more »

Clomiphene (Clomid) or Metformin (Glucophage): Which is Best?

About 1 in 3 of the nearly 8 million women in the US with infertility have received drugs to induce ovulation and the #1 reason why women don't ovulate (anovulation) is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). ... read more »

Clomiphene Challenge Test (CCT)

Who should get tested using the Clomiphene Challenge Test (CCT)? ... read more »

What is PGD?

PGD is a relatively new procedure used in conjunction with in-vitro fertilization (IVF). ... read more »

Stress and TTC/Getting Pregnant

Stress can interfere with normal ovulation. So if you don't ovulate regularly, one of the causes could be stress. ... read more »

Antisperm Antibodies

What are antisperm antibodies and what do they do? ... read more »

Cervical Stenosis and IUI

What can be done for Cervical Stenosis and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)? ... read more »

Infertility Testing

On your first visit to an infertility specialist there are several procedures and questions that are routine. ... read more »

Infertility - What Is It?

What is the definition of infertility? ... read more »

How many Couples have Infertility?

More than 7 million couples are troubled with infertility at some point in their lives. This accounts for 12% of all couples. ... read more »

ITI - What Is It?

During ITI, a larger volume of the ejaculate is used to deposit the sperm within the fallopian tube itself, usually with a small catheter that's threaded through the cervix and the uterine cavity. ... read more »

Postcoital Test

In a postcoital test, the characteristics of a woman's cervical mucus are evaluated to determine how the sperm and muscus are interacting. ... read more »

Semen Analysis Sperm Analysis WHO Guidelines 2009

These are the new 2009 guidelines for spermanalysis and spermcount and semen parameters by the World Health Organization (WHO) ... read more »

Infertility Glossary and Names

The following are names associated with infertility. ... read more »

Infertility in Men and Women

A large number of usually educated older couples have an unrealistic expectation of fertility. Among the top reasons for infertility is "egg quality", and the negative effect of a woman's age on fertility cannot be overemphasized. ... read more »

Infertility and Donor Insemination

A woman may choose donor insemination for a number of reasons. The donor insemination process is a rather short one once a woman has chosen a donor. Upon doing so, the sperm from the donor is placed by a doctor into her cervix, uterus or fallopian tubes. ... read more »

You're Pregnant, You're Friend Still Isn't. Now What?

Infertility is an emotionally isolating experience. Many women turn to support groups to find kindred spirits or find themselves drawn to another woman in shared social circles who is also experiencing infertility. ... read more »

Dealing with the Emotional Impact of Infertility for Couples

The emotional impact infertility has on couples is different from the impact it has on women or men alone and it usually involves three key areas that must each be dealt with all at once. ... read more »

Fertility Medications Overview

Infertility is one of the most complex medical specialties. It comes with a language all its own. It comes with an array of medicines all its own, too. ... read more »

Holiday Blues: Tips for Coping with Infertility

Coping with the expectation of perfection during the winter holidays can be a real challenge for many people. It can be especially challenging for people already coping with the heartbreak of infertility. Two clinical psychologists who specialize in helping people with fertility issues offer these six tips for coping with the holiday merriment that seems impossible to escape. ... read more »

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