Infertility is a condition which affects many couples. Many of the factors in reproduction are controlled by hormones. Several of these hormones are present in both women and men.Treating infertility requires knowing its cause. Most often both partners of a couple have suboptimal fertility, therefore both must seek medical care. Infertility is typically diagnosed if a couple has not been able to conceive after one year of trying, or if the female is over 35 years old, after six months of trying. Infertility is frequently a result of some of these hormones being out of balance.At Austin Regional Clinic, our first step in infertility treatment involves diagnosing the cause then planning a course of care.
LocationARC Seton Northwest - (512) 338-8181Dr. Maya Bledsoe - reproductive medicine and endocrinology specialist
Health Issues Treated
- Infertility - male and female
- Artificial insemination
- Hormone imbalance
- Pituitary disorders
- Thyroid disorders
- Medicinal therapies such as Human Menopausal Gonadotropins (HMG) and Clomiphene Citrate (Clomid, Serophene)
- Intrauterine Insemination
Infertility Problems Are Not Uncommon
- 1 out of 5 couples have difficulty getting pregnant after one year of trying
- 80% of the time there are problems with both
- It is fairly easy to tell if a women has a problem - she will have irregular menses.
- Any couple that doesn't become pregnant within one year of trying should see a doctor.
- Any female with irregular periods 2 years after she start having periods should see a doctor