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Pregnancy and Newborns   - Preparing for Pregnancy

Preparing for Pregnancy

Difficulty Getting Pregnant

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  • Infertility

    Infertility What is infertility? Infertility is defined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body's ability to perform the...

  • Infertility Risk Factors for Men and Women

    Infertility Risk Factors for Men and Women For women. General factors that can affect the ability to ovulate, conceive, or deliver a child successfully include the following: Age. Women in their late...

Causes of Infertility

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  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infectious diseases transmitted through sexual contact. The CDC estimates that 19...

  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) What is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? Polycystic ovary syndrome (also called PCOS or Stein Leventhal syndrome) is the most common hormonal and reproductive proble...

  • Male Factor Infertility

    Male Factor Infertility Click Image to Enlarge What is infertility? Infertility is defined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as a disease of the reproductive system that impair...

  • Endometriosis

    Endometriosis Statistics related to endometriosis Endometriosis is a common gynecological condition, particularly among women of childbearing age, affecting an estimated 2 to 10 percent of American w...

  • Uterine Fibroids

    Uterine Fibroids What are fibroids? Click Image to Enlarge Fibroids are the most frequently seen tumors of the female reproductive system. Fibroids, also known as uterine myomas, leiomyomas, or fibro...

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

    Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) What is pelvic inflammatory disease? Click Image to Enlarge Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is caused by bacteria, often the same type of bacteria that is responsi...

Infertility Tests and Procedures

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  • Laparoscopy

    Laparoscopy (Peritoneoscopy, Gynecologic Laparoscopy, Pelviscopy, Exploratory Laparoscopy) Procedure overview Laparoscopy is a procedure used to examine the organs of the abdominal cavity. Laparoscop...

  • Pelvic Ultrasound

    Pelvic Ultrasound (Ultrasound-Pelvis, Pelvic Ultrasonography, Pelvic Sonography, Pelvic Scan, Lower Abdomen Ultrasound, Gynecologic Ultrasound, Transabdominal Ultrasound, Transvaginal Ultrasound, End...

  • Endometrial Biopsy

    Endometrial Biopsy (Biopsy-Endometrium) Procedure overview What is an endometrial biopsy? An endometrial biopsy is a procedure performed to obtain a small tissue sample from the lining of the uterus,...

  • Hysteroscopy

    Hysteroscopy Procedure Overview What is a hysteroscopy? Hysteroscopy is the visual examination of the canal of the cervix and interior of the uterus using a thin, lighted, flexible tube called a hyst...