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Infertility Topic Guide

Infertility Infertility:

Infertility affects about 6.1 million people in the United States—about 10% of men and women of reproductive age. A fertility specialist is usually an obstetrician-gynecologist (specialist in women's reproductive health) with advanced education, research, and professional skills in reproductive endocrinology.

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Infertility Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

cetrorelix (injectable) Cetrorelix (injectable)

Cetrorelix is a man-made form of a protein that blocks the effects of certain hormones in the body that control ovulation (release of an egg from the ovary)....learn more »

follicle stimulating hormone (injectable) Follicle Stimulating Hormone (injectable)

Follicle stimulating hormone is used to treat infertility in women who cannot ovulate. This medicine is not effective in women with primary ovarian f...learn more »

human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) (injectable) Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) (injectable)

Human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) is a hormone that supports the normal development of an egg in a woman's ovary, and stimulates the release of the egg duri...learn more »

clomiphene Clomiphene

Clomiphene is used to treat infertility in women who cannot ovulate...learn more »