Female Infertility: Diagnosis and Management


Infertility is defined as failure of a couple not using any form of contraception to conceive after 12 months of regular sexual intercourse. It constitutes a major social and psychological burden amongst couples, and the prevalence is increasing. Conditions in the female partner account for the majority of cases of infertility. This chapter summarises the different etiological factors in female infertility, baseline investigative evaluation and the management options for couples presenting with female factor infertility.


Female infertility Hypothyroidism Ovulatory disorders Hyperprolactinemia Polycystic ovary syndrome 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leeds Centre for Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyLeeds Teaching HospitalsLeedsUK

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