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Advances, especially in preventing unwanted pregnancies, have been hugely successful and have allowed us to feel a heightened sense of control. Yet, figures from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine reveal that up to one in ten Americans will experience infertility at some point during their reproductive years.
This gap between perception and reality is significant. For people to make fully informed family planning decisions, they need a clear understanding of all the issues that can affect fertility over the course of their lifetimes.
Conception and successfully carrying a baby to term is a complex process.
The fertilized egg must implant itself in the lining of the uterus and the uterine environment must remain hospitable for the egg to develop. When any one of these factors is impaired, infertility can result.
Physicians define infertility as the inability to conceive a child despite trying for one year. The definition also applies to women who are able to get pregnant but then have repeat miscarriages.
Infertility is not necessarily synonymous with sterility. There are degrees of infertility with the majority of infertile couples actually being sub-fertile, meaning they produce eggs and sperm but have difficulty conceiving. A diagnosis of infertility means that becoming pregnant may be a challenge but not impossible.
Infertility may be temporary or permanent, depending on the cause and available treatments to correct it. It may be due to factors affecting the woman, the man, or both.
It may be due to a single cause or a combination of factors.
No one can be blamed for infertility any more than anyone is to blame for having allergies or ulcers. Treatment for infertility may range from simple education and counseling, to the use of medications that treat infections or promote ovulation, to highly sophisticated medical procedures such as in vitro fertilization.
New advances in medical technology are being envisioned and realized every year, giving hope to more couples. These same advances are also raising troubling questions about ethical and legal issues — like genetic enhancement and sex selection, the fate of unused embryos, the consequences of multiple births and the changing nature of the family.
Quick Facts A cause can be determined for about 85 to 90 percent of infertile couples. Without any treatment intervention, 15 to 20 percent of couples previously diagnosed as infertile will eventually become pregnant. More than half of couples who seek infertility treatment get pregnant without advanced techniques such as in vitro fertilization.
Assisted reproductive technology ART success rates are highly dependent on the age of the woman.
A Centers for Disease Prevention report showed the average percentage of ART cycles that led to a healthy baby were as follows:Endometriosis and infertility: a committee opinion The Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama pain, infertility, or an adnexal mass.
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The opinion of Iranian students about the society's perception on using surrogacy as an infertility treatment in the future community. Diagnosing Infertility Identifying a cause for a couple's infertility is key to recommending treatment. Both partners are involved in the process and the cause may be linked to either the man or woman or both.
Common infertility problems in women include: Tubal disease and damage. This accounts for approximately 1/3 of all causes of infertility in women. Patient(s): women who had applied for infertility treatment.
Intervention(s): The patients were asked to answer a questionnaire that included questions about the patient’s sociodemographic status, previous medical history with infertility treatment, and opinions on gamete donation and gestational surrogacy. Infertility treatment may involve significant financial, physical, psychological and time commitments.
Treatment for men. Men's options can include treatment for general sexual problems or lack of healthy sperm. Treatment may include: Altering lifestyle factors.