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Infertility Beth McNeill Texas A&M University
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What is infertility? A condition which impairs the reproductive system from successfully producing offspring. Couples are considered infertile if unable to get pregnant after one year of unprotected intercourse.
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Facts about Infertility Infertility is NOT an incontinence; it is a disease that inhibits the reproductive system from performing its most basic function— reproduction. Affects about 6.1 million people in U.S (10%) Infertility equally affects men and women 80% to 90% of infertility cases are treatable. In vitro fertilization treatments account for less than 5% of infertility services
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Conditions for Conception 1. Ovulation-release of the egg from the woman's ovaries 2. Fertilization-the uniting of the woman’s egg and the man’s sperm 3. Implantation-The attaching of the fertilized egg to the lining of the uterus
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32% 16% 9% 20% 14% 9% Tubal Factor Endometriosis Ovarian Factor Male Factor Unexplained factor Other causes Factors That Causes Infertility Primary Diagnoses for ART Procedures, 1995
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THE MALE FACTOR Structural Abnormalities Physical damage to reproductive organs Abnormal Functioning Medical conditions
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course HLTH 700 taught by Professor Chaney during the Fall '05 term at Texas A&M.

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