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Ovulation Failure

Ovulatory 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.

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Infertility 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.

Our 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 Infertility

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.
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Polycystic 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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Age and Infertility

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.)




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