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The treatment and management of infertility in women may involve lifestyle changes, medications, and surgery or a combination of these three approaches.

The goal of treatment is to correct anatomical and/or hormonal abnormalities, when these treatments are not appropriate or they fail additional reproductive technology may be considered. In some cases, treatment strategies will not be successful or a couple may decide not to continue treatment. Adoption remains an alternative for couples seeking children.

Treatment involves the following:

Lifestyle changesMedicationsAlternative and complementary therapiesSurgery

Revision Information

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Diabetes and pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.org/publications/patient%5Feducation/bp051.cfm . Accessed July 2010.

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at: http://www.acog.org/publications/patient%5Feducation/bp136.cfm . Accessed November 2009.

  • American Medical Association website. Available at: http://www.ama-assn.org/ .

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine website. Available at: http://www.asrm.org/ .

  • International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination website. Available at: http://www.inciid.org/ .

  • RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association website. Available at: http://www.resolve.org/ .