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ASRM Infertility Guides & Fact Sheets

For more topics and additional information on women’s reproductive health from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), please see their website www.reproductivefacts.org

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (booklet)
Endometrial Ablation


Adoption: Where to Start and What to Think About

Age and Fertility

Age and Fertility (booklet)
Does my age affect my fertility?
Reproductive Aging in Women
The Menopause Transition (Perimenopause): What Is It?

Alternative Therapies

Acupuncture and infertillity

Assisted Reproductive Technologies (IUI, IVF)

Assisted hatching
Assisted Reproductive Technologies (booklet)
Cross-border reproductive care
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
In vitro fertilization (IVF): what are the risks?
Progesterone Supplementation During In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Cycles
What is in vitro maturation (IVM)?
What is intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)?
Why Would I Choose to Have Elective single-Embryo Transfer (eSET)?

Cancer and Infertility

Female Cancers, Cryopreservation, and Fertility
Male cancer, cryopreservation, and fertility


Hormonal Contraception
Noncontraceptive benefits of birth control pills
Nonhormonal Contraception
The Intrauterine Device (IUD): A Long-acting Reversible Contraception

Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic Pregnancy (booklet)
Ectopic Pregnancy Fact Sheet

Egg Freezing

Can I freeze my eggs to use later if I’m not sick?

Donation: Egg, Sperm and Embryo

Avoiding conflict in third-party reproduction
Egg donation
Embryo donation
Gamete (Eggs And Sperm) And Embryo Donation
Gamete And Embryo Donation: Deciding Whether to Tell

Endometriosis and Intrauterine Adhesions

Endometriosis (booklet)
Endometriosis and Infertility: Can Surgery Help?
Endometriosis: Does It Cause Infertility?
Intrauterine adhesions: what are they?
Managing Pelvic Pain

Female Fertility

Abnormalities of the Female Reproductive Tract (Müllerian Defects)
Am I ovulating?
Are vaccinations a good idea if I’m trying to get pregnant?
Hyperprolactinemia (High Prolactin Levels)
Hypothyroidism and Pregnancy: What Should I Know?
Normal and Abnormal Puberty in Girls
Optimizing Natural Fertility
Premature Ovarian Failure (POF)

Fertility Testing

Diagnostic Testing for Female Infertility
Evaluation of the Uterus
Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
Ovarian Reserve (Predicting Fertility Potential in Women)
Ovulation Detection
Saline Infusion Sonohysterogram (SHG)

Fibroids and Infertility

Fibroids and Fertility
Treatment of Uterine Fibroids
What Are Fibroids?


Genetic Screening for Birth Defects
Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)
What do I need to know about Turner syndrome and having children?


Defining infertility
Fertility Rights And Responsibilities
Infertility Counseling and Support: When and Where To Find It
Infertility: An Overview (booklet)
Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility


Counseling Issues for Gay Men and Lesbians Seeking Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)
Talking to children about their gay and lesbian parents

Lifestyle and Infertility

Smoking and Infertility
Stress and Infertility
Weight and Fertility
Will toxins in the environment affect my ability to have children?

Male Infertility

Diagnostic Testing for Male Factor Infertility
Fertility Options after Vasectomy
Male Infertility Evaluation: What Do I Need To Know?
Optimizing Male Fertility
Sperm DNA Integrity Testing: What Is It?
Sperm Morphology (Shape): Does It Affect Fertility?
Surgical sperm retrieval in men with spinal cord injury (SCI)
Surgical Techniques for Sperm Retrieval: What Should I Know?
Testosterone Use And Male Infertility

Multiple Gestation

Challenges of Parenting Multiples
Fertility Drugs and the Risk of Multiple Births
Multiple Pregnancy and Birth: Twins, Triplets, and High Order Multiples (booklet)
What do I need to worry about with a multiple pregnancy?

Ovulation Induction

Medications for Inducing Ovulation (booklet)
Oral Medicines For Inducing Ovulation
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)
Side Effects of Injectable Fertility Drugs (Gonadotropins)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Hirsutism and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (booklet)
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Insulin-sensitizing agents and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Treatment of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL)
What is recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL)?


Conditions Treated With Adnexal Surgery
Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy (booklet)
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Ovarian Drilling for Infertility
Robotic surgery
What do I need to know about conceiving after tubal surgery?

Third-Party Reproduction

Avoiding conflict in third-party reproduction
Gestational carrier (surrogate)
Third-party Reproduction (booklet)