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Learn More about Infertility in Men and Women

Last updated 6 years ago

Many couples find it difficult to conceive after planning to start a family. Fortunately, there is hope for those struggling with infertility. Check out the following resources for more information about infertility, regarding: 


  • For women, infertility may be caused by an imbalance of the hormones involved in pregnancy. Learn more at the American Pregnancy Association.

  • Tobacco use is associated with increased infertility in women, according to this study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

  • Hot flashes are usually a sign of menopause, but they can also be a side effect of fertility drugs. The Mayo Clinic lists some of the causes and treatments of hot flashes.


  • Pesticide exposure is a possible contributing factor to male infertility, as evidenced by this study published in The Lancet and available on ScienceDirect.

  • Obesity in men can diminish sex hormones and reduce overall fertility, according to a study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility, made available on ScienceDirect.


  • Fertility medications may be taken orally or injected. WebMD offers this background information about common fertility drugs. 

  • In vitro fertilization, or IVF, is one method of initiating pregnancy. Find out more about the procedure online, from the National Institutes of Health MedlinePlus encyclopedia.

Contact Fertility Centers of Illinois at (877) 499-8730 or visit our website for more information or to schedule a consultation.


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