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Infertility is the diminished ability to conceive a child. The primary cause of infertility in men is a sperm disorder. In women, the primary cause of infertility is an ovulation disorder. Most forms of infertility can be treated. Conventional infertility therapies include drugs or surgery.

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Terms related to Infertility:

  • ART
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Fertility
  • Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer
  • Gestational Carrier
  • GIFT
  • ICSI
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
  • Intrauterine Insemination
  • IUI
  • IVF
  • Surrogacy
  • Tubal Embryo Transfer
  • ZIFT
  • Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer