Usually, about 85 percent of couples can become pregnant within six to 12 months of having unprotected sexual intercourse. Then, approximately 50 percent of the remaining couples can achieve pregnancy within three years.

Infertility is the inability to become pregnant after a year of having frequent, unprotected sexual intercourse. In the United States alone, approximately 7 million couples have infertility problems. There are a number of factors that determine whether or not a couple will be able to successfully conceive. These factors can affect the man, woman or both. Occasionally, there is no explained reason for infertility.

We offer a number of safe and effective treatments for infertility that can greatly increase your chances of becoming pregnant. Treatments include:

  • Superovulation and Intrauterine Insemination, where hormones are used to encourage ovulation; sperm is placed into the uterus during ovulation.
  • In vitro fertilization, where hormones are used to stimulate ovulation. Eggs are removed, fertilized in a laboratory and then placed back into the woman’s uterus through the cervix.
  • Gamete Intrafallopian transfer, where a laparoscope places both the unfertilized egg and sperm into the fallopian tubes through an incision in the abdomen.
  • Zygote Intrafallopian transfer, where a laparoscope is used to place fertilized eggs into the fallopian tubes.

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