Fertility Fact Sheets

ASRM Fertility Fact Sheets for Patients: Expert Help at Your Fingertips

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine has created a series of educational pamphlets and fertility fact sheets for patients about different issues involved in the causes and treatment of infertility.

Fertility Treatment Preparation

Age and Fertility Guide
Evaluation of the Uterus
Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)
Infertility Overview Guide
Optimizing Natural Fertility
Ovulation Detection
Saline Infusion Sonohysterography (SHG)
Sexual Dysfunction and Infertility
Smoking and Infertility
Stress and Infertility


Infertility Counseling
Counseling Issues for Gay Men and Lesbians

Female Factors

Normal and Abnormal Puberty in Girls
Prediction of Fertility Potential (Ovarian Reserve) in Women
Reproductive Aging in Women
Weight and Infertility

Female Abnormalities

Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Adhesions: What Are They and How Can They Be Prevented?
Endometriosis and Infertility
Endometriosis Infertility Surgery
Fibroids and Fertility
Hirsutism and PCOS
Hyperprolactinemia Prolactin Excess
Hypothyroidism (Low Thyroid Levels)
Intrauterine Adhesions
Managing Pelvic Pain
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Premature Ovarian Failure POF
Treatment of Uterine Fibroids
What are Fibroids

Male Factors

Diagnostic Testing for Male Factor Infertility
Fertility Options After Vasectomy
Optimizing Male Fertility
Sperm Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury in men
Sperm Shape Does it Affect Fertility

IUI or Timed Intercourse

Fertility Medication and Multiple Births
IUI Intrauterine Insemination
Medications for Ovulation Induction 

ART or In Vitro

Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Elective Single Embryo Transfer
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome
Progesterone Supplementation During IVF Cycles
Risks of In Vitro Fertilization

Third Party Reproduction

Egg Donation
Embryo Donation
Gamete Donation Deciding to Tell
Third Party Reproduction (Sperm, egg and embryo donation & surrogacy)

Pregnancy after Infertility

Challenges of Parenting Multiples
Complications and Problems of Multiple Births
Conceiving after Tubal Surgery
Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
Ectopic Pregnancy
Ectopic Pregnancy Guide
Genetic Screening for Birth Defects
Multiple Pregnancy
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss


Adoption A Guide for Patients
Adoption Fact Sheet


Cancer and Fertility Preservation
Female Cancers, Cryopreservation and Fertility


Conditions Treated with Adnexal Surgery
Endometrial Ablation
Endometriosis Infertility Surgery
Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy
Minimally Invasive Fertility Surgery
Ovarian Drilling for Fertility


Stem Cell Research
Understanding Clinical Studies