Fertility and 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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Questions to Ask About Infertility

Review these questions about infertility so you're prepared to discuss this important health issue with your health care professional.

Egg Donation Overview

Every successful pregnancy begins with a healthy egg. But for women who are unable to conceive, there is one solution: egg donation. What does it take to be an egg donor?

Surrogacy Overview

Surrogacy is one solution for infertility. But why do some detractors think surrogacy is just a "womb-for-rent."

Sperm Banks

Sperm banks help people who are struggling with fertility issues to conceive. How do sperm banks operate, and how do they screen donors?

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?

In Vitro Fertilization Overview

IVF is one of the most common infertility treatments. The sperm fertilizes the egg outside the body, and doctors implant it into the woman's uterus in hopes of a successful pregnancy.


Infertility is not sterility. Infertility is defined as a couple’s failure to conceive a child after one year of regular sexual intercourse without birth control. Learn much more about infertility.

Male Infertility

Male infertility means the male is unable to impregnate the female because of male factors. Learn what the causes of male infertility are and discover if you can resolve your male infertility issues with your doctor.

Infertility Diagnosis

A specialist is able to diagnose infertility and offer help to couples who are trying to conceive. When should you see a specialist and what can they do to help?

Infertility Facts to Know

What do you need to know about infertility? Get some basic facts about infertility, and remember that you're not alone.

Infertility Prevention

There are many factors that contribute to your ability to ovulate, conceive and carry a pregnancy to term, and many times infertility can be a male problem. Learn about what you can do to help prevent infertility.

The Basics of Infertility

Infertility is far more common than most people think. Learn more about infertility with the information in this article.