Fertility & Family Planning: Procedures and Treatments

Fertility and Reproductive MedicineTreatment for fertility issues depends on the cause of the condition. Treatments can be costly and lengthy and often are not covered by insurance. Your doctor may suggest that you first try lifestyle changes, such as:

  • Change the timing of sexual activity
  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Avoiding tobacco and alcohol use
  • Avoiding excessive exercise
  • Decreasing stress and getting help for depression

Medications that cause ovulation may be successful in some cases. The likelihood of multiple births is increased with these medications.

If the fallopian tubes are blocked, you may need surgery to open them. Surgery is also used to repair problems with organs or to remove: