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Reducing Your Risk of Infertility in Women

Infertility cannot always be prevented, but there are ways to lower the risk.

Preserve Fertility Before Certain Cancer Treatments

Some cancer treatments can impact fertility. Immature eggs and embryos may be collected before treatment and stored for future use.

Have Regular Health Exams and Tests

Regular physical exams, pelvic exams, and Pap smears can find and treat problems early before they affect fertility.

REFERENCES:

Evaluating infertility. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: https://www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/evaluating-infertility. Accessed November 17, 2021.

Infertility in women. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/infertility-in-women. Accessed November 11, 2021.

Overview of infertility. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gynecology-and-obstetrics/infertility/overview-of-infertility. Accessed November 17, 2021.

Treating infertility. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: https://www.acog.org/womens-health/faqs/treating-infertility. Accessed November 11, 2021.

Last reviewed November 2021 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mary-Beth Seymour, RN  Last Updated: 11/17/2021