INFERTILITY

INFERTILITY is a topic covered in the Harrison's Manual of Medicine.

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Etiology

Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse. The causes of infertility are outlined in Fig. 175-3. Male infertility is discussed in Chap. 174.

FIGURE 175-3
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Causes of infertility. FSH, follicle-stimulating hormone; LH, luteinizing hormone.

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