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".

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 Stages

On  July 23-24,  2001 researchers met in Park City, Utah, USA, under the direction of Dr. Michael R. Soules, and developed the STRAW system: ... 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 »

Infertility Workup Before Clomiphene

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

Causes of Fertility Problems

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

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 »

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 »

Artificial Insemination - Indications

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

Cervical Stenosis and IUI

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

Antisperm Antibodies

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

Infertility - What Is It?

What is the definition of infertility? ... 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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Trying to Get Pregnant But Having Trouble

Trying to get pregnant but having trouble? When infertility problems leave a couple without the ability to conceive a child of their own, there are options for parenthood that will bring that little joy home. ... read more »

When To See the Infertility Specialist

If you find you have been trying to conceive for many months with no success you may want to consider obtaining a referral to see an infertility specialist. There are several reasons a specialist might be needed if you have had difficulty becoming pregnant. ... read more »

First Visit and Meeting With the Infertility Specialist

There are a lot of things to consider and prepare for before the first infertility doctor's RE visit. babyMed will describe what happens and how to prepare for it. ... read more »

FSH Shot and Ovulation

Injectable FSH products are also referred to as HMG, human menopausal gonadotropins, or gonadotropins. Brand names for these drugs (hormones) in the USA include Pergonal, Follistim, Gonal-F, Repronex and Humegon. ... read more »