Fertility Information

When to see a Fertility Specialist

You’ve been trying to get pregnant for six months or more. You may be considering the irony that after so many years of not wanting to get pregnant, when you are ready, it’s not happening. Learn more >>

Infertility Defined

Infertility is the inability to become pregnant after a defined period of time of unprotected sexual intercourse. For women ages 35 years and younger, the defined time period is considered to be approximately one year. Learn more >>

Age and Infertility

Female aging is associated with declining fertility. The decline in fertility is correlated with a decline in the number of oocytes (eggs). The maximum number of oocytes is approximately 5-7 million before birth, decreases to 400,000 at puberty, and decreases to 1000 at menopause. Learn more >>

Stress and Infertility

While we know the common physical effects of stress on our body all too well, many are not aware that stress can actually be a cause of infertility in both men and women. Learn more >>

Evaluating Fertility

Infertility can be caused by the dysfunction of one or more reproductive organs of either the male or female. Endometriosis, amenorrhea, ovarian dysfunction, and uterine disorders are just a few conditions that can cause female infertility. Learn more >>

Male Infertility

Male infertility can often be the cause of a couple's inability to conceive. The Emory Reproductive Center includes a complete evaluation of both the male and female as an initial part of the infertility investigation process. Learn more >>

Donor Program

In some fertility cases, a woman will not have adequate eggs or a man will not have adequate sperm. Under these circumstances, the Emory Reproductive Center offers both an egg and sperm donation program. Donation also may be used by single women, couples carrying genetic disorders or women who are Rh sensitized. Learn more >>

Recurrent Miscarriage

It is estimated that miscarriages occur in approximately 15 percent of recognized pregnancies. The incidence is higher in women greater than 35 years of age. Learn more >>

Evaluating the Uterus

Uterine disorders are just one of a few conditions that can cause female infertility. Methods of evaluating the uterus include the following: Learn more >>

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Evaluation and correction of many reproductive organ abnormalities is frequently feasible through minimally invasive surgery (MIS). Thanks to technological advances, what used to be major gynecologic surgery can now be done on an outpatient basis. Learn more >>

Fertility Treatments

The Emory Reproductive Center offers a variety of therapies for female and male infertility. These medications and procedures represent the latest techniques and innovations in the field of reproductive medicine. Learn more >>