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Cancer and its treatments can have long-term effects on fertility. Learn about the cancers with higher fertility risks and preservation options that can provide hope for future family-building.
Pinpointing the most fertile days of your cycle can increase the chances of conception. Learn the signs of ovulation and ways to track it using your body's clues and other tools.
A vasectomy is considered a permanent form of birth control. But plans sometimes change and a reversal is wanted. Learn about factors that affect success and the surgical options available.
Lubrication can be an easy way to increase comfort during intercourse. However, many couples trying to conceive don't realize that lubricants can adversely affect sperm.
Infertility can cause stress, affecting relationships with partners, friends and family, and create financial difficulty. Read about ways to deal with this stress.
It seems like there is endless advice on what to do when you’re trying to get pregnant, but what advice is actually true? Here are answers to four common questions.
For someone who never thought she wanted children, Nicole Whipple went through more than most women do just to get pregnant.
Susi and Luc Boe were ready to start their family. But after a year of trying, Susi still wasn't pregnant.
Most couples achieve pregnancy within the first six months of trying. Overall, 90% of couples will become pregnant after a year. For any couple wanting to have a baby, the journey to conception can feel like an eternity. Here are a few tips for men and women to improve fertility.
Many people dream of becoming parents, but for some, that dream is difficult because they have trouble achieving pregnancy on their own. At Mayo Clinic Health System, we have the privilege of helping patients try to make that dream a reality.
Stacy Simon and her husband, Travis, had been trying to get pregnant on their own for two years before they sought medical help. After another three years of unsuccessful fertility treatments, they started seeing Fadi Yahya, M.D., obstetrician/gynecologist in Albert Lea, in July 2011.