FERTILITY & INFERTILITY

Fertility deals with the ability to produce offspring. Learn about the process of fertilization as well as several methods to help overcome the problem of infertility.
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Can ingesting too much dairy affect your fertility?

Milk, the slogan says, does a body good. But when it comes to your fertility, can there be too much of a good thing?

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  • 10 Infertility Terms You Should Know when Trying to Conceive

    10 Infertility Terms You Should Know when Trying to Conceive

    Between 10 and 15 percent of couples face infertility, and for these couples, the baby-making process -- and the language surrounding the analysis and treatment of fertility issues -- can be complicated. So how can you navigate the medical jargon? See more »

  • 5 Fertility Myths Debunked

    5 Fertility Myths Debunked

    For a couple trying to get pregnant, there's an endless list of do's and don'ts provided by doctors, family and friends. And it can be overwhelming. Here are five fertility myths, busted. See more »

  • 5 Most Common Causes of Infertility

    5 Most Common Causes of Infertility

    Life isn't fair. Some women who want to stay childless get pregnant from one instance of a missed pill, while others who want to conceive have no luck after years of trying. Why the disparity? Here, we'll examine five common causes of infertility. See more »

  • 5 Tips for Increasing Male Fertility

    5 Tips for Increasing Male Fertility

    It takes two to tango. And while it only takes a single sperm to impregnate a female egg, it typically takes more than 1 million healthy sperm to make sure the odds of getting pregnant are in your favor. See more »

  • Abnormal Menstrual Cycles and Fertility

    Abnormal Menstrual Cycles and Fertility

    A woman's menstrual cycle is much more complex than you might think. And with so many steps, there are opportunities for mishaps -- and the possibility of infertility. See more »

  • Adenomyosis and Fertility

    Adenomyosis and Fertility

    Adenomyosis is a structural gynecological disorder -- it affects the endometrial cells in the lining of the uterus and the muscular layer of the uterine wall. Does it contribute to difficulty conceiving? See more »

  • Are there vitamins that can increase fertility?

    Are there vitamins that can increase fertility?

    We know that vitamins are essential for keeping our bodies working properly, but can taking certain vitamins actually increase the chances of getting pregnant? What vitamins increase fertility? See more »

  • Brachytherapy and Fertility

    Brachytherapy and Fertility

    Men with prostate cancer face worries of their own well being -- and that of any children they hope to have later in life. Those considering brachytherapy treatment should weigh the benefits ... and risks. See more »

  • Can a woman get pregnant during her period?

    Can a woman get pregnant during her period?

    Pregnancy myths abound, but one of the most common is that it's impossible to get pregnant while on your period. Why is this idea so off-base, and what does the textbook 28-day cycle have to do with it? See more »

  • Can acupuncture and hypnosis treat infertility?

    Can acupuncture and hypnosis treat infertility?

    The medical establishment hasn't completely accepted acupuncture and hypnosis as methods of infertility treatment. But are they worth a try? See more »

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