Female infertility

Fertility Specialist Richard Marrs, MD, explains the three most common factors that can cause infertility in women and how each one is tested when testing for infertility
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Female infertility is usually related to three different areas in the woman. The most common factor that creates infertility issue is ovulation. It’s estimated that 30 to 40% of women who are having trouble conceiving is on the basis of just not having a perfect ovulation cycle. And there’s various ways to correct that. The second most common factor for infertility in women is tubal function – the fallopian tubes – the ability of those structures connected to the uterus to pick the egg up properly at the time of ovulation so that fertilization and pregnancy can take place. The third issue relates to the uterine environment – the inside of the uterus. Some women are born with abnormalities separating their uterus in two separate cavities. Sometimes they’re born with an abnormally small uterus. Sometimes as they get older, they form things like fibroids that can affect uterine function. So those are the three most common areas that we look at in the initial evaluation of a woman who is infertile or subfertile.
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Fertility Specialist Richard Marrs, MD, explains the three most common factors that can cause infertility in women and how each one is tested when testing for infertility

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Richard Marrs, MD

Fertility Specialist

Dr. Richard Marrs is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist. He studied medicine and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Texas before moving to Southern California to study Reproductive Endocrinology. While at the University of Southern California, he developed one of the country’s first IVF programs, which is responsible for the second IVF birth in the United States and the first birth from cryopreserved embryos in the United States in 1986. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the development of IVF. He has published over 200 papers and books in the area of Reproductive Endocrinology and In Vitro Fertilization and is a prominent figure in the national and international infertility communities. In 1996, he published a book for couples called the Dr. Richard Marrs' Fertility Book: America's Leading Infertility Expert Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant.

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