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  • Mar 2019

    Can you get pregnant on your period?

    A person can get pregnant at any point in their menstrual cycle, but it is much less likely during their period. In this article, we look at the factors affecting whether someone can get pregnant before, during, and after their period.

  • Mar 2019

    How can you make your period come faster?

    People have tried many methods to induce periods using traditional and modern medicine. In this article, we look at the evidence behind various ways to make a period come faster, risks, and methods that have no scientific backing.

  • Mar 2019

    Normal sperm count: Everything you need to know

    A sperm count is part of a larger test called semen analysis. A doctor may test a person’s sperm count if they have fertility concerns. Learn about average, low, and high sperm counts here.

  • Mar 2019

    Is the shot or the pill better for birth control?

    People can take the pill or have shots to prevent pregnancy, but which type of birth control is better? In this article, we discuss the effectiveness, side effects, and costs of the shot and pills for birth control.

  • Feb 2019

    What increases the odds of having twins?

    There are no proven actions that a person can take to increase their chances of having twins naturally. However, certain factors make twins more likely. These include age, family history, racial background, and having fertility treatments. Learn more here.

  • Feb 2019

    Natural ways to boost fertility

    People can increase their chances of getting pregnant naturally by reducing alcohol use, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking. Learn more here.

  • Feb 2019

    How does smoking marijuana affect sperm?

    A new study investigates how marijuana smoking can affect the quality of sperm. Its findings contradict the researchers' initial hypothesis.

  • Feb 2019

    Does Clomid work for male infertility?

    Clomid is the former brand name of clomiphene citrate, a drug for treating infertility in females. However, doctors may sometimes prescribe it off-label for treating infertility in males. In some males, clomiphene citrate may boost fertility, but it is not yet clear whether it works for all males. Learn more here.

  • Jan 2019

    What to know about luteinizing hormone tests

    A luteinizing hormone (LH) test is a blood or urine test that measures the levels of LH in a person's blood. This hormone plays a key role in the reproductive system of both males and females. Learn about normal, high, and low LH levels here.

  • Jan 2019

    Does a missed period and gassy stomach mean I am pregnant?

    There are many reasons a person may experience a missed period with a gassy stomach. One of these reasons is pregnancy. There are several other potential underlying causes to be aware of, however. Learn more about a missed period and gassy stomach here.

  • Dec 2018

    Endometriosis and weight gain: What's the link?

    Some people with endometriosis experience weight gain and bloating. In this article, we look at the possible reasons why and explain how to manage weight effectively.

  • Dec 2018

    What to know about rectovaginal endometriosis

    Rectovaginal endometriosis occurs when endometrial tissue grows around the rectum, vagina, and structures between them. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment of rectovaginal endometriosis here.

  • Nov 2018

    Best foods for increasing low testosterone

    People with low testosterone can increase their levels by eating certain foods. Learn about eight of the best testosterone-boosting foods here.

  • Nov 2018

    Pregnancy trimesters: A guide

    Pregnancy usually has three trimesters, lasting about 40 weeks from the first day of a woman’s last period. Each trimester comes with different symptoms. Learn more about each pregnancy trimester here.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about sperm analysis

    A sperm analysis is a test of sperm health, such as the number, movement, and size of sperm. Learn about the procedure and results of a sperm analysis here.

  • Nov 2018

    Can acupuncture improve fertility?

    Many people look for alternatives to hormonal or other drug treatments to improve fertility outcomes. One option is acupuncture. Learn more about it, including whether it works, here.

  • Nov 2018

    What to know about fertility supplements

    Some people choose natural supplements to help treat fertility issues. In this article, learn about the research behind these supplements and whether or not they are effective.

  • Nov 2018

    Infertility and depression: Symptoms and coping

    Trying to get pregnant can cause extra pressure and stress in a person's life, so depression is a common side effect of infertility. Learn more about coping here.

  • Oct 2018

    Fertility drugs for women: What to know

    Fertility issues are common, and there are many ways to treat them. In this article, learn about fertility drugs for women and the possible side effects.

  • Oct 2018

    What is the link between varicocele and infertility?

    A varicocele is a swollen bulge of veins inside the scrotum. While varicoceles do not always cause symptoms, they may contribute to infertility. Learn more with this article.

  • Oct 2018

    What to know about HPV and fertility

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) can negatively affect fertility in both men and women. In this article, learn about the possible risks and how to improve the outcome.

  • Oct 2018

    What to know about laparoscopy for infertility

    Laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure doctors use to diagnose a variety of conditions, including some that can cause infertility. Learn more here.

  • Oct 2018

    What to know about cervical mucus and fertile discharge

    Recognizing changes in cervical mucus can help a person identify when in their cycle they are most fertile. Learn about fertile discharge, and what it looks like, in this article.

  • Oct 2018

    What to know about endometriosis and infertility

    Endometriosis causes tissue similar to the uterine lining to grow elsewhere in the body. People with endometriosis may be more likely to experience infertility. In this article, learn about the link between endometriosis and fertility issues, as well as what treatments are available.

  • Oct 2018

    Fever and pregnancy: Is there a link?

    A fever and accompanying symptoms can signal the beginning of pregnancy. Here, learn how pregnancy-related changes can cause these symptoms. Also, learn about other early signs of pregnancy and when to see a doctor.