Infertility is defined as the inability to get pregnant after 12 months of trying for women under 35 years of age, and after 6 months of trying for women 35 years of age and older. About 80% of infertility is caused by one these three problems: Ovulation problems: is she ovulating regularly and are her eggs OK? Sperm problems: does he have enough and good sperms? Fallopian tube problems: are her fallopian tubes open?

What is Impaired Fecundity?

Impaired fecundity is the term used for couples who have trouble conceiving or carry a baby in utero once conception occurs. ... read more »

Embryo Grade Grading in In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Grading the embryo during IVF may help identify which embryos are more likely to implant. Many IVF clinics grade the embryos using a scoring system. ... read more »

Reduced Fertility in Overweight and Obese Men

Obese and overweight men are less fertile and programs to prevent obesity may improve men's reproductive health and save medical costs for infertility treatment ... read more »

Cancer and Fertility in Women

Cancer can be a heart breaking thought for the woman who has yet to start a family. With the help of the cancer treatment team and advanced fertility options, motherhood is not out of the question in all cancer cases. ... 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 »

Infertility - When to Get Help

You should get infertility help from a specialist aft one year of trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant. ... read more »

Dangers From Smoking During Pregnancy

What happens if a woman smokes during pregnancy? ... read more »

Infertility Treatment in Women

Before infertility treatment for women is started, it is important to make the infertility diagnosis first. Without the right diagnosis the correct treatment cannot be done and success will be lower. ... read more »

Dara Torres Pregnant

Dara Torres was not able to get pregnant. As a matter of fact, she tried for several years before the word infertility was on the tip of her doctors tongue and she was an instant spokesperson for infertility. ... read more »

Day 3 Versus Day 5 Embryo Transfer

What are advantages and disadvantages for day 3 versus day 5 IVF transfers. ... read more »

Varicocele - Information

Information all about varicocele. ... read more »

Talking About Infertility With the Cancer Team

When facing cancer treatment, the patient needs to being up their concerns about fertility and having children later in life early in the treatment plan. The fact that the patient wants to have children later can affect the treatment choices. ... read more »

Simple Procedure Improves Male Fertility

Correcting varicose veins in scrotum boosts sperm count, motility, study finds. ... read more »

Infertility Causes - Men

Infertility affects approximately 15-20% of all couples. Male infertility factors contribute to approximately 50% of all infertility cases. ... read more »

Infertility Testing

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

Risk Factors for Infertility in Men

Environmental factors are a cause of male infertility. The most common environmental factors include use of toxic substances for work, smoking, heavy alcohol use, drug abuse, use of prescription medications for either ulcers or psoriasis, heat exposure to the testes or DES exposure. ... read more »

Infertility - What Is It?

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

Risk Factors for Infertility in Women

The number one risk factor for infertility in women is a woman's age. After the age of 40, a woman's fertility chances decrease from 90% fertility to 67% fertility. After 45 years of age, that number plummets to 15% fertility. ... read more »

Cocaine and Pregnancy

What does it do? ... read more »

Baby Born Healthy After Embryo Stored for 20 Years

After spending 20 years in deep freeze, an embryo implanted into a 42 year old woman results in a healthy, live birth. ... read more »

Plastics and Pesticides May Increase Risk of Infertility

A new study reveals that women working directly with pesticides and plasticizers may have less chance of getting pregnant. ... read more »

Fertility Questions for Cancer Patients

Sandra Carson set out to create an environment where ovarian function could be studied in a lab. Thanks to a 3-D lab petri dish ... read more »

Moderate Caffeine May Pose Risk to Pregnant Women

According to research study results, consuming moderate caffeine amounts in pregnancy may not be detrimental to fetal growth and health. ... read more »

Types of fertility practices to choose from

Going through fertility treatment is emotionally hard for the couple and going to a practice which is not compassionate can be quite stressful. Therefore it is important to select a practice which offers a relaxed and caring environment. ... 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 »

Tools, Charts, Tips, Advice and More.

Find out how to improve your chances of getting pregnant. Tools, charts, tips, advice and more. ... read more »

Cell Phones May Reduce Male Fertility

According to a new study, cell phones increase testosterone levels, but decrease the quality of sperm and fertility.  ... read more »

Sperm Coating Could be the Cause of Male Infertility

A connection between the outer protein coating of sperm and male fertility has been found. A defective gene that inhibits the production of DEFB126, also known as the protein coating on sperm, has been found to effect fertility.  ... read more »

Fertility Awareness: Why Can't We Get Pregnant?

We have been trying to conceive for a long time, but can't get pregnant. Why? Getting a fertility test is recommended to determine the cause of why you can't get pregnant ... read more »

Woman Shares IVF Treatment with the World, On Live TV!

A woman made history on September 24, 2013, when she became the first to undergo in-vitro fertilization (IVF), on live television. ... read more »

Men: Encouraging Your Partner through Fertility Struggles

Trying to make a baby is an exciting time ' at first. Early on in the process, you don't necessarily expect to get it right the first time. You imagine, however, that after two or three months tops, your partner will be proudly displaying that positive pregnancy test. ... 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 »

Fracking and Infertility: Is There a Link?

Fracking is one of the hottest trends in the energy business right now and it's a word that keeps environmentalists plenty busy, too. As it grows in popularity and more wells are drilled across the country, the health aspects of the process are being closely examined. ... read more »

How Does Infertility Affect Relationships?

Infertility is the prolonged inability to conceive naturally or with assisted reproductive technology. Some couples wait years to seek professional fertility help and then face months or years of treatment. ... read more »

Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Infertility

Researchers are McGill University in Montreal, Canada recently published a study in Human Reproduction about a possible link between preterm birth and difficulty getting pregnant. ... read more »

Can Emotional Screening Fit Into the IVF Process?

IVF treatment is an extremely emotional process, so preparing men and women for the possible outcomes could help ease the stress and pain associated with lengthy treatment protocols and failed pregnancies. ... read more »

Sperm Are Not Graceful, Researchers Reveal

The latest information that researchers have discovered is that sperm are not the graceful creators some may have thought they were. ... read more »

WHO Claims Infertility Rates Remain Same for Two Decades

Despite a worldwide increase in obesity and type 2 diabetes, metabolic conditions that affect fertility, infertility rates appear to be holding steady after 20 years, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). ... read more »

Prevalence of Clinically Reported Fertility Problems

Infertility is a growing problem in the world. Researchers from the University of Nottingham aimed to find out just how prevalent infertility is based on age, socioeconomic status and geographic area. ... read more »

Protein Important to Fertility and Risk of Miscarriage

Researchers have discovered that a protein enzyme may be responsible for some cases of infertility and recurrent miscarriage. The SGK1 enzyme needs to be carefully balanced to promote pregnancy and maintain pregnancy, according to research. ... read more »

Is Chromosome Detection Necessary for All Infertile Couples?

A study published in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics reveals it may be necessary to complete karyotype analysis in all infertile couples. Research was completed at a reproductive center in Zhengzhou City, China. ... 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 »

Chances of Natural Conception in Subfertile Couples

Researchers from The Academic Medical Center in The Netherlands recently reviewed interclinic variations of natural conception in subfertile couples using pooled and cohort data. The review was published in the journal Human Reproduction. ... read more »

Wealthy Chinese Couples Turn to Overseas Surrogacy

With more than 40 million Chinese now diagnosed as infertile, surrogacy is an attractive solution but the practice is illegal in China. ... read more »

Low Birth Weight Baby Girls May Face Future Fertility Woes

The findings of a Swedish study of infertility indicate a linkbetween a woman's size and weight at birth and an increased risk forfertility difficulties once she's of childbearing age. ... read more »

Reversing Damaged Eggs Due to Cancer Treatments

Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, have found a way to reverse the damage done to the immature eggs (oocytes) of female mice exposed to radiation. ... read more »

Findings on Egg-Sperm Recognition May Help Infertility

Researchers at Cambridge University in England have unlocked the secret of attraction between sperm and egg at the exact moment of conception. ... read more »

Hawaii Considers Expanding Insurance Coverage for IVF

In Hawaii, state law requires insurers to cover the cost of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) but only to a select few. State legislators are considering proposed upgrades to the legislation. ... read more »

Luteal Phase Defect - Diagnosis

The diagnosis of a luteal phase defect (LPD) is usually straightforward and can be made within 1-2 months. A luteal phase defect (LPD) is associated with fertility problems due to shortening of the luteal phase, the time between ovulation and the next period. ... read more »

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