The psychological pressure a woman feels when she cannot become pregnant can become overwhelming. Fortunately, there are numerous effective treatments and therapies available.
Your course of treatment will depend on the cause of infertility, your age, how long you have been infertile and your personal preferences.
Treatments for women may involve:
Medical therapy to treat ovulation disorders. Fertility drugs are used to regulate or induce ovulation.
Surgery to repair or treat any damage to the reproductive organs and tissues.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) in which the sperm from the man is collected, concentrated and placed in the woman’s uterus around the time when her ovary is releasing egg(s) to increase the chances of fertilization.
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is a fertility treatment in which the egg and sperms are brought together outside the body. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the most common type of ART in which the woman is given daily shots of fertility medications to stimulate the ovaries to produce several mature eggs. The eggs are collected and brought together with the sperm from the man to be fertilized. The embryos (fertilized eggs) are then placed back in the woman’s uterus.