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Infertility: Frequently Asked Questions

Browse this site for answers to frequently asked questions related to infertility. Topics covered include: infertility testing, treatments and assisted reproductive technology (ART).

Review Date: March 01, 2012

Office on Women's Health

Pregnancy-Planning Education Program

Are you pregnant or planning to get pregnant? There are steps you can take for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Review Date: December 16, 2011

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

All About Menstruation for Girls - and Guys

This article provides teenagers of both genders with an understanding of the woman's reproductive system and what happens during the menstrual cycle.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Alternative Therapies for Management of Endometriosis

Throughout the years, many women have sought relief of their endometriosis symptoms by following complementary therapies. Read a brief review of some of the most popular methods.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

Endometriosis Research Center

Center Locator - Birthright International

Birthright helps any girl or woman who feels distressed by an unplanned pregnancy. To locate the office nearest you, enter your zip code in the location search tool.

Review Date: March 27, 2013

Birthright International

Coping with Common Period Problems

Most girls have to deal with PMS, cramps, or headaches around the time of their periods. Here are the facts on which period problems are common and normal — and which ones might indicate there's something else going on.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

Endometriosis

This fact sheet provides basic consumer information about endometriosis symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

NIH National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - NICHD

Endometriosis Brochure

Endometriosis is a puzzling hormonal and immune disease affecting girls and women in their reproductive years. Learn about symptoms, possible causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.

Review Date: December 20, 2012

Endometriosis Association

Find a Health Center - Planned Parenthood

Search from more than 820 health centers nationwide for a nearby health center that provides high-quality, affordable sexual and reproductive health care for women, men, and teens.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Find an Endocrinologist

Find an AACE member endocrinologist in your area who treats diseases relating to the endocrine system, such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, obesity, and conditions related to the reproductive system.

Review Date: December 05, 2012

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: What It Means to You- (PDF)

This easy-to-read booklet summarizes the 2010 Surgeon General report and explains new scientific findings about how deadly cigarettes are and how quickly they can damage your body.

Review Date: January 02, 2013

Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Infertility Prevention Handbook- (PDF)

Infertility often is caused by certain diseases, disorders, and certain lifestyle factors that can occur in both men and women. These include sexually transmitted infections, premature ovarian failure, smoking, environmental toxins and obesity.

Review Date: November 19, 2012

American Fertility Association

MyMidwife.org

The American College of Nurse-Midwifes' consumer site offers information and resources on midwifery, pregnancy, and women's health.

Review Date: October 30, 2012

American College of Nurse-Midwives

Ovulation and Due Date Calculator

Use this calculator to find out when you are most likely to become pregnant and to estimate your due date should conception occur.

Review Date: February 15, 2011

Office on Women's Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tubal Ligation Reversal

A tubal ligation reversal can allow a woman who's had a tubal ligation to get pregnant without further medical assistance. A tubal ligation reversal isn't appropriate for everyone. Learn more about this procedure.

Review Date: December 31, 2012

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research