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Infertility Treatments - Infertility Medications and ART

Navigating the world of infertility treatments can quickly become overwhelming, especially when deciding whether or not they are for you. To make empowered decisions for your infertility treatment, knowing as much as you can about your options is essential.

Get information here on infertility medications (like Clomid and Progesterone), assisted reproductive technologies (like IVF), male factor infertility treatments (like IUI and ICSIS), non-medical interventions, and more.
  1. Clomid (13)
  2. Fertility Drug Side Effects and Risks (3)
  3. Fertility Treatment Risks (5)
  4. IUI - Intrauterine Insemination (5)
  5. IVF (21)
  6. Twins, Triplets, and Higher Order Multiples (11)

Treatment of Infertility
There are a wide variety of treatment options for couples experiencing infertility today, everything from the low tech use of fertility drugs to the high tech, and expensive, use of assistive reproductive technologies. In this article, I explain in laymen’s terms the most commonly used infertility treatments, along with a few statistics on their...

Fertility Drugs
Fertility drugs are medications that are used to influence ovulation. Some fertility drugs are meant to strength or trigger ovulation, while others suppress ovulation. Learn more about fertility drugs, and their risks, in this article.

What Are Gonadotropins?
Learn what you need to know about gonadotropins, including their risks, success rates, and cost. Also, read about what to expect during gonadotropin treatment.

Treatment for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Information on treatment for PID-related infection, infertility, and chronic pelvic pain.

Give Yourself a Subcutaneous Injection
Subcutaneous injections are commonly required for hormonal fertility drugs, and you may need to give yourself these injections if you do IVF treatment, IUI treatment, or other fertility treatments. Learn how to give yourself a subcutaneous injection in this article.

Fertility Treatment Stress
You're likely to feel tremendously stressed out during fertility treatment. To make things worse, you may find yourself stressing about the stress itself, worried it may affect your chances for success. Here's what you need to know and how to cope better.

Choosing Not to Pursue Fertility Treatment
As you consider your treatment options, it's important to consider an option you may not have given much thought to -- deciding not to do any treatments.

How To Give an Intramuscular Injection
As part of your infertility treatments, you may need to give yourself injections at home. (Ouch!) In this article from About.com's Guide Nicole Galan, learn how to give an intramuscular (IM) injection.

Doctor Prescribed Sex During Fertility Treatment
Needing to have sex on demand, or doctor prescribed sex, during fertility treatment can be anxiety provoking. Here are ways to cope.

Treatment with Metformin for PCOS
Metformin is sometimes used to treat women with PCOS who want to get pregnant. But metformin is not a fertility drug. What is metformin? Why is it...

Deciding to Stop Fertility Treatment
Deciding to stop fertility treatment -- or choosing not to pursue treatment from the beginning -- can be a difficult but also liberating experience. Obviously we all hope for success, but when it doesn’t happen, we must find a way to go on with our lives. Deciding to stop pursuing fertility treatment is one of the first steps. How did you decide...See submissions

Egg Freezing and Vitrification
Egg freezing and vitrification have been widely publicized. But what is egg freezing? What is vitrification? Can it really bypass age related infertility? Learn what you need to know about egg freezing in this article.

Taking a Break from Trying to Conceive
Fertility treatments can be stressful, but you can -- sometimes -- take a break. Learn why you may want to talk to your doctor about taking a time out from TTC.

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