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fertility

 [fer-til´ĭ-te]
1. the capacity to conceive or to induce conception. adj., adj fer´tile.infertility is the inability to conceive after one year of sexual relations without contraception, or the inability to carry pregnancy to a live birth. It affects about one in six couples of childbearing age. sterility is complete inability to conceive children, and is relatively rare.
assisted fertility technologies that have developed to deal with infertility. Methods include: artificial insemination; in vitro fertilization; cryopreservation of pre-embryos, ova, sperm, and embryos; micromanipulation of oocytes and embryos in vitro; gamete intrafallopian transfer; surrogate gestational mothers; oocyte and sperm donation; and uses of embryos, fetuses, and cadavers. All such methods involve the separation of reproduction from coitus and can raise ethical or legal questions such as: (1) the high value placed on genetic parenthood, (2) equitable access to techniques for those of different economic levels or racial groups, especially in times when access to ordinary health care is problematic for many, (3) women's control over their bodies and reproduction, and (4) the expending of considerable resources for producing children biologically related to their parents when the world's population continues to grow and there are many children without parents who could be adopted.
fertility awareness methods natural family planning.

fer·til·i·ty

(fer-til'i-tē),
The actual production of live offspring, that is, does not include stillbirths.

fertility

(fər-tĭl′ĭ-tē)
n.
1. The condition, quality, or degree of being fertile.
2. The birthrate of a population.

fertility

1. The ratio of live births/yr in a population to the number of women of child-bearing age.
2. The ability to conceive; conceivable.
3. The ability to produce living progeny. Cf Subfertility.

fer·til·i·ty

(fĕr-til'i-tē)
The capacity to conceive and bear offspring; refers to production of live offspring and hence does not include stillbirths.

fertility

The power to reproduce or the possession of such power. See also INFERTILITY.

fertility

  1. the readiness with which the gamete of an organism may fuse with a GAMETE of the other sex.
  2. the capability of an ovum of being fertilized, or of a sperm of fertilizing an egg and so giving rise to a viable ZYGOTE.
  3. the capability of an organism, particularly a hybrid (see HETEROSIS), of producing more fertilized ova than others. Where such organisms give rise to more young, they are also more fecund (see FECUNDITY), a term with which fertility is often confused.
  4. a measure of the productiveness of soil.

fer·til·i·ty

(fĕr-til'i-tē)
The actual production of live offspring.

Patient discussion about fertility

Q. What is the connection between alcoholism & male fertility? If a guy drank heavily for many years, then stayed sober for many years, would his ability to impregnate a woman disappear, or be at all diminished, as a result of his years as a hard-core alcoholic? In other words, would he not have to worry about using any birth control because in his situation it was rendered unnecessary due to the negative effects of long-term drinking? And would such bad effects, if indeed they had kicked in, have been canceled out by a long period of sobriety after the drinking years?

A. i"ve been sober for six years now,drank heavily for 12 years,i now have three kids,so in other words wrap that rascal,lol

Q. Can cystic fibrosis patients have children? My boyfriend has cystic fibrosis, and currently he’s treated with many medications but usually healthy (other than pneumonia from hospitalization from time to time). I heard that men with cystic fibrosis can’t have children - is that true? Is there anything he can do about it?

A. WE ARE A HEALTHY COUPLE BUT MY WIFE NEVER GET PREGNANT IN 20 YEARS OF RELATIONSHIP.
I'M SO SORRY ABOUT MY ENGLISH, I'M LEARNING.

Q. Do women with cystic fibrosis have difficult pregnancy? My wife has cystic fibrosis, and after 3 year of marriage we decided we want a baby. I know that men with cystic fibrosis are usually infertile and can’t have children- is that the case also for women with cystic fibrosis? Is the pregnancy in women with cystic fibrosis more problematic? Is it dangerous?

A. Before you attempt a pregnancy, you should consult her doctor to make sure she can tolerate it, because very severe disease can make the pregnancy dangerous for her. If her disease isn’t so severe, usually there are no special problems.

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