site features links to fertility
clinics located throughout the United States. InfertilitySpecialist.com
is an extensive source of information on the diagnosis
and treatment of infertility. Our
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infertility clinics with a fellowship trained reproductive
endocrinologist on staff can participate. These fertility
specialists have undergone the extensive advanced medical
training necessary to accurately diagnose and treat
the many complex conditions that can cause infertility.
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dysfunction is a common cause of infertility. Ovulation is controlled
by a complex series of hormonal interactions. The hypothalamus
regulates levels of the hormones FSH, LH,estrogen and
others that are secreted by the pituitary gland. Medications,
such as Clomid, work at the hypothalamus, while FSH
directly stimulates the ovaries.
is defined as the inability to conceive after
one year of unprotected intercourse in women less
than 35 years of age. The
period is shorted to 6 months in women over 35.
Infertility affects approximately 11% of couples
at some time in their reproductive lives and in
47% of cases there is a male component. Infertility
in the female
increases with advancing age and many infertile
couples are in their early to mid thirties. Infertility
is an emotionally, physically, and financially
stressful condition impacting the very personal
desire to create a family.
site discusses the many causes of infertility
in both the male and female. We cover the standard
diagnostic tests and currently recommended therapies.
The site is rich with articles contributed by
leading fertility specialists in the United States.
These articles are linked from the main topic
pages and the site search engine.
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Male factor is present in up to 47% of couples with infertility.
Given its high prevalence, no treatment of the female
should be initiated without a complete male workup. New
technologies enable men with little or no sperm in their
ejaculate to have genetically related children.
ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a common cause of infertility.
PCOS is characterized by elevated levels of androgens
(male hormones). Women with PCOS often exhibit male characteristics
such as increased body hair.(
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A female's ovaries contain a reproductive lifetimes supply
of eggs at birth. For pregnancy to occur an egg(s) is
ovulated, it travels through the fallopian tubes, is fertilized,
and implants in the endometrium. As a woman ages, her
eggs naturally loose their ability to fertilize and develop.
This is sometimes termed reduced ovarian reserve.(Read
More About Age Infertility.)