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WVU :: School of Medicine :: WV Center for Reproductive Medicine
Infertility is defined as failure to conceive after one year of noncontracepted intercourse. Approximately 15-20% of all couples experiences some form of infertility. When performing an evaluation for infertility, we feel that it is important to consider all potential causes. The causes for infertility can be categorized as female factors, male factors, and couple factors. In the absence of pregnancy or the use of hormonal contraception, a single egg (oocyte) is released approximately once a month during the reproductive life of a woman. The length of the menstrual cycle is calculated by counting the number of days from day one of menses (period) until day one of the next menses. Although a 28-day cycle is considered normal, cycle intervals of 21-35 days may also be normal. The normal menstrual cycle is the result of a carefully coordinated interaction between the brain, the pituitary, the ovary, and the uterus.
West Virginia University's
Center for Reproductive Medicine
1322 Pineview Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505
IVF and infertility treatment -- Shady Grove Fertility
The Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART's) are a group of treatment options used for couples with infertility that cannot be treated using simpler methods. These procedures have excellent success rates but require significant effort and can be expensive. For all of these reasons, advanced treatment options can be stressful. These natural stresses can be minimized if you understand the nuances of the various procedures. We encourage you to learn more and to freely ask questions of your medical team. Understanding the applications for each procedure will help you obtain the appropriate treatment and maximize your chance for success.
15001 Shady Grove Road
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 340-1125
Fax: (301) 340-7503