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Fertility type conditions

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Background

  • Fertility conditions may affect both men and women. In fact, approximately 33% of infertility cases occur from a combination of male and female factors. Additionally, approximately 10-15% of couples in the United States are infertile. Infertility is defined as not being able to become pregnant after at least one year of trying.
  • Approximately 40-50% of infertility cases are caused by female conditions. These include damage or blockage of the fallopian tubes, endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and premature ovarian failure (POF).
  • The remaining infertility cases are caused by male conditions. These include sperm production problems, health and lifestyle factors, and overexposure to certain environmental elements.
  • Individuals affected by fertility conditions may be treated with medications and various medical technologies. However, these measures may help treat the symptoms without curing the underlying condition.

Types and Causes

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Signs and Symptoms

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Diagnosis

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Complications

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Treatment

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Integrative Therapies

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Prevention

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References

Natural Standard developed the above evidence-based information based on a thorough systematic review of the available scientific articles. For comprehensive information about alternative and complementary therapies on the professional level, go to www.naturalstandard.com. Selected references are listed below.

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The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.