Talking to Your Doctor About Infertility in Women
by Cynthia M. Johnson, MA
You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with infertility. By talking openly and often with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
Tips for Getting Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier to talk to your doctor:
Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Risk
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Tips for talking to your doctor. Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at:
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Last reviewed November 2021 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mary-Beth Seymour, RN
Last Updated: 11/18/2021
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