Childbearing Years

Contraception/Birth Control

Birth control refers to any activity, medication, or equipment used to prevent pregnancy. There are many types of birth control available for women who do not wish to become pregnant. The decision on which method is right for you should be discussed with your doctor, as well as with your partner.

Learn more about the types of birth control.

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Infertility is defined by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) as a disease of the reproductive system that impairs the body's ability to perform the basic function of reproduction. Although conceiving a child may seem to be simple and natural, the physiological process is quite complicated and depends on the proper function of many factors.

Learn more about causes and treatment for infertility.

Infertility Risk Factors for Men and Women

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