• Treatments for Infertility in Women

    The treatment and management of infertility in women may involve lifestyle changes, medications, and surgery or a combination of these three approaches.
    The goal of treatment is to correct anatomical and/or hormonal abnormalities, when these treatments are not appropriate or they fail additional reproductive technology may be considered. In some cases, treatment strategies will not be successful or a couple may decide not to continue treatment. Adoption remains an alternative for couples seeking children.
    Treatment involves the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapiesSurgery


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    American Medical Association website. Available at: http://www.ama-assn.org/ .

    American Society for Reproductive Medicine website. Available at: http://www.asrm.org/ .

    International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination website. Available at: http://www.inciid.org/ .

    RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association website. Available at: http://www.resolve.org/ .

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