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Treatments for Infertility in Women

The treatment and management of infertility in women may involve lifestyle changes, medications, and surgery, or a combination of approaches.

The goal of treatment is to correct anatomical and/or hormonal abnormalities. When these treatments are not appropriate or they fail, then additional reproductive technology may be considered.

In some cases, treatment strategies will not be successful or a couple may decide not to continue treatment. Adoption remains an alternative for couples seeking children.

Treatment involves the following:

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References:

Evaluating infertility. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at:
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Updated June 2012. Accessed May 18, 2017.
Infertility fact sheet. Office on Women's Health—US Department of Health and Human Services website. Available at:
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Updated July 16, 2012. Accessed May 18, 2017.
Infertility in women. EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated July 12, 2016. Accessed May 18, 2017.
Overview of infertility. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at:
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Updated March 2017. Accessed May 18, 2017.
Treating infertility. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at:
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Updated March 2015. Accessed May 18, 2017.
Last reviewed May 2017 by Beverly Siegal, MD, FACOG
Last Updated: 12/20/2014

 

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