Conditions InDepth: Infertility in Women
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- Menstrual cycle dysfunction—the most common cause of infertility in women (failure to ovulate)
- Problems with ovulation—something affects the development and release of an egg by the ovary
- Fallopian tube blockage—present from birth or may result from surgery, trauma, or infection in the pelvic area
- Endometriosis —results when tissue from the uterine lining is found outside the uterus
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Fritz MC, Speroff L. Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinolgy and Infertility . Section IV: Infertility. 8th ed. New York, NY: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins; 2011.
Infertility. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed . Updated August 23, 2012. Accessed October 22, 2012.
Infertility fact sheet. Women's Health.gov website. Available at: http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/infertility.cfm . Updated July 1, 2009. Accessed October 22, 2012.
- Reviewer: Andrea Chisholm
- Review Date: 10/2012 -
- Update Date: 10/31/2012 -