Frequently Asked Questions
What is infertility?
Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system that prevents the conception of children.
What causes infertility?
The causes for infertility can involve one or both partners. About 1/3 of infertility is due to a female factor and about 1/3 is due to a male factor. The remaining causes involve both the male and female or sometimes the cause of infertility cannot be explained.
What are the signs and symptoms?
The main symptom of infertility is the inability to get pregnant. Symptoms can also depend on what is causing the infertility. Many health conditions can make it hard to get pregnant. Sometimes no cause is found and there may be no other signs or symptoms associated with an infertility problem.
How is infertility treated?
Due to the advancements in medical technology, there are now more answers and treatment options than ever. From hormonal treatments, ovulation induction and Intrauterine insemination to more advanced technologies like in vitro fertilization, ICSI to surrogacy, egg/sperm donation and even embryo donation.
What medications are used?
There are a variety of medications used to treat infertility. Some are taken orally and some are injected. In general, these medications work by causing the release of hormones that either trigger or regulate ovulation. It is important to understand the medications and their purpose. You will be able to discuss the medications that will be used in your specific treatment plan when you meet with your physician.
Do you only treat married couples?
Western Fertility Institute provides expert fertility medical treatment for married and unmarried couples, same sex couples and individuals. At Western Fertility Institute we feel that anyone who wishes to have a family should be given the opportunity.