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Gender Name Description
Abnormal semen pH A semen pH value outside of the normal range which is harmful to sperm and can cause infertility.
Absent uterus Female disorder in reproductive system at which a woman miss the uterus and thus she is not able to get pregnant and carry a child.
Adenocarcinoma A type of cancerous tumor that develops in the gland cells.
Adenomyoma A tumor-forming variant of adenomyosis (endometriosis in the myometrium of the uterus).
Adenomyosis Medical condition characterized by the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue within the myometrium.
Adrenal insufficiency Failure of the adrenal glands to produce sufficient amounts of hormones.
Amenorrhoea The absence of a menstrual period in women of reproductive age.
Anejaculation The pathological inability to ejaculate in males, with (orgasmic) or without (anorgasmic) orgasm.
Angelman syndrome A neurodevelopmental disorder with intellectual and developmental disability, sleep disturbance, seizures, jerky movements and frequent laughter.
Anorchia A disorder of sex development in which individuals have both testes absent at birth.
Anorexia Nervosa An eating disorder characterized by the maintenance of a body weight below average, fear of gaining weight, and a distorted body image.
Anovulation Failure of the ovaries to release an oocyte over a period of time generally exceeding 3 months.
Antiphospholipid syndrome A condition when immune system mistakenly attacks some of the standard proteins in blood.
Appendicitis An inflammation of the appendix that may be associated with female infertility.
Asherman’s syndrome A medical condition, where the walls of the uterus stick to one another due to bands of scar tissue.
Aspermia Male diagnosis connected with male infertility characterised by the complete absence of semen.
Atherosclerosis The thickening, hardening and loss of elasticity of the walls of arteries.
Autoimmune disorders A condition arising from an abnormal immune response to a normal body part.
Autoimmune thyroid disease A disease in which antibodies against the thyroid gland and its hormone products are produced and destroy the thyroid’s cells and the entire gland.
Azoospermia Complete absence of sperm in the ejaculate of a man.
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