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7 08, 2015

Adhesions

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Bands of scar tissue caused by surgical procedures, endometriosis, or infections. Adhesions connect two organs together, affecting normal reproductive function.

7 08, 2015

Amenorrhea

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Absence of menstrual cycles (periods).

10 08, 2015

American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

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A professional society of more than 10,000 members who work in the field of reproductive healthcare. It provides educational information and sets standards of care for reproductive medicine.

10 08, 2015

Androgen

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A hormone, such as testosterone, that stimulates the male sex drive.

10 08, 2015

Andrology

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A specialty focusing on male infertility in assisted reproductive technology (ART).

10 08, 2015

Antagon

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A GnRH (gonadotropin releasing hormone) antagonist (drug used to block the action of GnRH) that can prevent a premature LH surge, and is sometimes prescribed in ovulation induction therapies. GnRH antagonists need to be injected during the time period when a LH surge is likely to occur.

10 08, 2015

Aspiration

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The application of light suction to the ovarian follicle to remove the eggs in IVF, or to tubules in the testis to remove sperm in TESA.

10 08, 2015

ASRM

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A professional society of more than 10,000 members who work in the field of reproductive healthcare. It provides educational information and sets standards of care for reproductive medicine.

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