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Infertility FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about Infertility

This FAQ about Infertility was compiled and written by Rebecca Smith Waddell bec@fertilityplus.org with numerous contributions by others.

Copyright (c) 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 by Rebecca Smith Waddell, Meg Fiegenschue, Lynn Diana Gazis-Sax, William F. Panak, Rachel Browne, Jennifer Clabaugh, Kate MacKenzie, and Ian Scott Speirs. All rights reserved. Information in this FAQ may be distributed as long as full copyright information is attached, including URL, and use is strictly not for profit.

DISCLAIMER

This FAQ is intended to provide some basic information about the alt.infertility and misc.health.infertility newsgroups as well as a very general overview of infertility in as simple terms as possible. It is not intended as medical advice. The accuracy of the information is not guaranteed and the authors are not responsible for how readers use this information.

-3.0 Defining Infertility
Infertility is a disease or condition of the reproductive system resulting ...
-4.0 Infertility And Related Newgroups
news:alt.
-5.0 Netiquette For alt.infertility and misc.health.infertility
Electronic communication is a relatively new phenomena when ...
-6.0 Getting Ready To Seek Medical Help
The first thing you need to do is decide how you want to start. ...
-7.1 Infertility Tests: Evaluation Process For Men
Discussion of medical and surgical history. This includes a history ...
-7.2 Infertility Tests: Evaluation Process For Women
Hormone tests: These are simple blood tests to check if there is a ...
-8.0 Common Causes Of Infertility
Unexplained: One of the most common forms of infertility ...
-8.1 Causes Of Infertility In Men
Cancer treatment: Chemotherapy and radiation can cause abnormal ...
-8.2 Causes Of Infertility In Women
Adhesions and scarring: Can be caused by sexually transmitted ...
-9.1 Treating Male Infertility Factor
Varicocele: The Options Are Either Surgery To Close It Off, Or Balloon ...
-9.2 Treating Female Factor Infertility
Anovulation, irregular ovulation, and weak ovulation: All are ...
-9.2a Corrective Surgeries for Wowen
Laparoscopy: Often used to laser out endometriosis. Brief ...
-9.3 Drugs Commonly Used in Infertility Treatment
Aspirin (low-dose or baby -- usually 81-82 mg): Used in treatment ...
-9.4 Assisted Reproduction Techniques
Timed intercourse: As the name implies, this involves ...
-10.0 Infertility Insurance
The best way to determine what kind of infertility insurance you ...
-11.1 Infertility Books
The Ache for a ...
-11.1a Online Sources For Ordering Infertility Books
Perspectives Press is a publisher specializing only in adoption and ...
-11.2 Infertility Periodicals
Used with permission of Travis Low, Fertility Information Resource List (FIRL),...
-12.1 Infertility: Resources
-12.2 Infertility FAQs
DES Information ...
-13.1 Statistics: Pregnancy Rates For Average Couples
Please note that statistics are in no way individual, so our real odds ...
-13.2 Success Rate For ICI, IUI, ITI
Intra-cervical insemination (ICI): Success rates with ...
-13.3 Success Rates For IVF, GIFT And ZIFT
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the ...
-13.4 CUMULATIVE ODDS OF SUCCEEDING THROUGH MULTIPLE CYCLES
Sort of a roll of the dice. If your doctor says you have about a 20%...
-14.1 Newsgroup Specific Acronyms And Abbreviations
2WW = 2-Week ...
-14.2 General Internet Abbreviations
AMAP = As Much As ...
-15.1 Charter For Misc.Health.Infertility
CHARTER: misc.health....









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