Avg. ER Wait Time

Wait times are an average and provided for informational purposes only. What does this mean?

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

Revision Information

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Diabetes and pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.org/publications/patient%5Feducation/bp051.cfm . Accessed July 2010.

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.org/publications/patient%5Feducation/bp136.cfm . Accessed November 2009.

  • 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/ .