TITLE

Initial Evaluation and Management of Infertility by the Primary Care Physician

AUTHOR(S)
Frey, Keith A.; Patel, Ketan S.
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Nov2004, Vol. 79 Issue 11, p1439
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Infertility is a common condition seen in primary care practices. Infertility is defined as 1 year of unprotected intercourse during which a pregnancy is not achieved. In the United States, 15% to 20% of all couples are infertile, with higher rates seen in older couples. The causes of infertility include abnormalities of any portion of the male or female reproductive system. The female partner usually presents initially for an infertility problem, often in the context at an annual well-women examination. The primary care physician who provides such preventive care can initiate the diagnostic evaluation and can treat some causes of infertility.
ACCESSION #
15032288

 

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