Conceiving a child sounds like an easy task, but thousands of would-be parents are thwarted by infertility everyday. New advances in the infertility field, however, have resulted in numerous medical developments that can help hopeful couples produce healthy offspring.


Use our library to research infertility, investigate what works and what won't, review the latest surgical procedures, clinical techniques and engaging emotional strategies employed by frustrated couples.


Cycles are often irregular during the first 2 years after the onset of menstruation. These early cycles are often anovulatory-there is no ovulation during the menstrual cycle and therefore the luteal phase does not occur properly.



Endometriosis can present itself in many different ways, but most common is pain in the pelvic region particularly during menstrual periods.

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Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive a child despite trying for 1 year. The condition affects about 5.3 million Americans, or 9% of the reproductive age population.


Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a form of therapeutic insemination using the husband or donor's sperm.

Male Infertility: Male Factor

Any couple embarking on an infertility workup does so with some fear and reluctance. This article looks at those common concerns.


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome occurs in women of reproductive age. Symptoms include infrequent, irregular, or absent menstruation.

Predicting Ovulation

Several measures can be used to determine if you are ovulating. If you have monthly menstrual cycles at regular intervals, with associated breast tenderness and abdominal cramping, you most likely are ovulating.


Primary Amenorrhea

Primary amenorrhea is defined as the complete absence of menstruation in a woman who has reached the age of 16 years.

What Causes Low Sperm Count?

The most common cause of low sperm count is the presence of a varicocele. A varicocele is an abnormal dilation of the veins within the spermatic cord. Treatment for this disorder is surgical, although the sperm counts do not always improve after treatment. Approximately 40% to 50% of the time there is no explanation for low sperm counts.

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