Living Reference Work Entry

Handbook of Gynecology

pp 1-17

Date: Latest Version

Basic Management of Infertility

  • BreeAnna GibsonAffiliated withDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oklahoma Email author 
  • , Jamie WilkersonAffiliated withDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Oklahoma Email author 

Abstract

In this chapter, the basic management of infertility will be reviewed. An overview of pertinent definitions, evaluation and diagnosis of infertility, and relevant components of history and the physical exam will be discussed. Most importantly, the causes of infertility will be reviewed along with treatments for the specific causes of infertility.

Keywords

Primary infertility Secondary infertility Fecundity Hysterosalpingogram Chromotubation Sonohystogram Assisted reproductive technology In vitro fertilization