Diagnosis and treatment of infertility should be made by physicians who are fellowship trained as reproductive endocrinologists. Reproductive Endocrinologists are usually Obstetrician-Gynecologists with advanced training in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (in North America). These highly educated professionals and qualified physicians treat Reproductive Disorders affecting not only women but also men, children, and teens.
Prospective patients should note that reproductive endocrinology & infertility medical practices do not see women for general maternity care. The practice is primarily focused on helping their patients to conceive and to correct any issues related to recurring pregnancy loss.
Some cases of female infertility may be prevented by taking the following steps:
Ask your mother (biological) to share any unusual or abnormal issues she had related to conceiving. For example, premature menopause in your mother can be genetic and passed on to you, which limits the years in which you will have optimal egg quality.
Fertility starts declining after age 27 and drops at a somewhat greater rate after age 35. It should be noted, however, that fertility does not ultimately cease before menopause.
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Diseases of the pelvis, genitals and breasts (N40-N99, 600-629)