Introduction to Female Infertility
For a woman to be fertile, her body must produce healthy egg cells that can be transported to a meeting place with sperm cells, and from there to a well-prepared uterus.
Problems with any of the following can diminish a woman’s fertility:
- Fallopian tube damage or blockage
- Ovulation disorders
- Elevated prolactin
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Early menopause
- Benign uterine fibroids
- Pelvic adhesions
- Other hormonal causes of infertility
- Other structural causes of infertility
Learn more about female infertility from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s video below:
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