According to the American Pregnancy Association, more than six
million women in the U.S. suffer with infertility, or the inability to
conceive a child. To determine infertility, gynecologists use a number
of screening tests to detect possible causes. Blood tests and urine
tests are both used to examine hormonal levels, and tests like
endometrial biopsy and Pap smear are also useful for determining a
woman’s reproductive health and ability to become pregnant.
If a woman is determined to suffer from infertility, certain
prescription drugs may be administered to encourage ovulation. Other
treatments include hormonal therapy to help protect a fertilized egg, as
well as surgery to remove any uterine obstructions that may hinder
implantation or fertilization.
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