Fertility Drugs

Fertility Drugs

Over the past few years there seems to have been an increase in the amount of couples that have used fertility drugs and ended up having nine or more children. The couples' stories have been aired on the news, and when interviewed, many of the couples stated that they only wanted one child, but because one of the spouses was infertile, they were unable to get pregnant. At the advice of their doctor, the couple took fertility drugs, and the result was the rapid expansion of their family. The effectiveness of fertility drugs such as Clomiphene and Bromocriptine are overshadowed by their many, and often very harmful, side effects. Are infertility drugs worth the cost that ...

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married couples. Less than a third of married couples seek help from their doctors, even though almost 90 percent of all cases of infertility have one or more causes than can be treated. Infertility's most common causes include egg quality/production, blocked tubes, and the male-factor. (1).

Problems in egg quality/production are the result of poor egg quality, irregular ovulation or failure to ovulate because of hormonal deficiencies or imbalances. A fourth case is polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is a condition in which a hormonal imbalance prevents the egg-containing follicles on the ovaries from maturing and releasing an egg, instead forming sometimes painful ovarian cysts. These problems, especially deteriorating egg quality, are often age-related, and apply most often to women 37 and older. Possible solutions to poor egg quality/production include use of a donor egg, fertility drugs such as Clomiphene and Bromocriptine, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). ...

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a procedure called intracytoplasmic sperm injection, which is injecting sperm directly into the egg. (1).

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Assisted reproductive technologies, or ARTs, refer to IVF and several variations tailored to individual parents' unique conditions. IVF is a process that begins with the woman taking a fertility drug (usually Clomiphene or Bromocriptine) to stimulate her ovaries to develop several mature eggs for fertilization. By the monitoring of blood hormone levels, the woman's doctor can detect when her eggs are mature; an ultrasound confirms that the eggs are ready to be retrieved. Shortly after, the woman will be given a local anesthetic, and her doctor ...

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Added: 9/16/2013 10:16:06 AM
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