Causes of Infertility

Age as a Cause of Infertility

It is probably too well-known to some that the older a woman gets, the more likely she is to have fertility problems. Researchers are just learning that the same might be said for men. Wh... [more]

ASRM's Infertility Prevention Campaign

On August 6, 2001, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) launched a public health campaign unlike any other before it. Its purpose: to create awareness of how to avoid hav... [more]

Can Control Freaks Conceive?

Overheard in the chatroom: I just can't handle all of the waiting, and even worse, the not knowing what's wrong. I feel like I'm going out of my mind - of course, I've always been a contr... [more]


Endometriosis, or "endo" as it is sometimes called, is believed to be quite common -- estimates of occurrance range from approximately 6% to 15% of all women . As with many unsee... [more]

Child Abuse & Infertility

April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month. Child abuse is not something that most of us like to even think about, especially those who are longing for children of their own to care for ... [more]

The Cystic Fibrosis Connection

Cystic fibrosis is a life-altering, incurable (but treatable) genetic disease which causes premature death (by age 31 years) in approximately half of the people who are born with it. Cysti... [more]

Breast Cancer & Fertility

While most connections between fertility issues and cancer are regarding cancer of the reproductive organs, some may have questions about the relationship between other, more common forms o... [more]

Thyroid Disease

Did you know that approximately 1 to 4% of all adolescents and adults are affected by a dysfunctional thyroid gland, usually referred to as thyroid disease ? Did you know that thyroi... [more]

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Complex endocrinologic disorder resulting in chronic anovulation PCOS, PCO, Stein Leventhal syndrome, hyperandrogenic chronic anovulation Female only ... [more]

Ovulation Disorders

Ovulation disorders, infrequent or absent ovulation (anovulation), typically result in infrequent periods (oligomenorrhea). The results are fewer opportunities to conceive difficulty d... [more]

Male Factors

While the term "shooting blanks" can strike humiliation in the hearts of most men, there is much more to male-factor infertility than a matter of azoospermia (absence of sperm). ... [more]

Luteal Phase Defect (LPD)

Luteal phase defect, or LPD, is a subtle but influential ovulation disorder that can result in conception difficulties. To understand how LPD stands in the way of conception, you must f... [more]


Hyperprolactinemia refers to an overbundance of the hormone prolactin . Subfertility as a result of this increased level can occur in both men and women, and is found in up to one-third ... [more]

Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)

Talking with Catherine Corp of the non-profit group POF Support , I asked if she knew of any particularly helpful websites regarding premature... [more]

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