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Fertilitypedia's medical team created the Education Zone as a free resource for patients, students and doctors.  Here you can find out about all aspects of fertility and reproductive health. 

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Gender Name Description
Abdominal surgery Surgical procedures that involve opening the abdomen.
Abnormal pasage of menstrual flow out of the body Changes in menstruation resulting from increased volume, duration, or frequency.
Abortion The ending of pregnancy by removing a fetus or embryo before it can survive outside the uterus.
Adrenal insufficiency Reduced function of adrenal glands which may cause impaired fertility in both genders.
Advanced maternal age The pregnancy in women at the age of 35 years or older.
Advanced paternal age Age that may lead to the accumulation of de novo mutations, male infertility and increased genetic risks on the offspring.
Alcohol drinking A pattern of drinking that results in harm to one’s health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work.
Anemia A decrease in the amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood.
Antidepressants A broad group of drugs that are used in the treatment of depression and could negatively affect sexual function.
Antihypertensive therapy A class of drugs that are used to treat high blood pressure.
Antipsychotics A class of medications prescribed to treat mental health issues involving psychosis or delusions and leading to hormonal imbalances.
Antral follicle count The number of antral follicles in ovaries serving as one of the parameters to estimate ovarian reserve.
Appendicitis An inflammation of the appendix caused by a blockage and its surgical removal is associated with tubal pregnancy.
Arteriosclerosis The thickening, hardening and loss of elasticity of the walls of arteries.
Asthma A chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm.
Autoimmune disorder An abnormal immune response to a normal body part.
Binge eating disorder A disorder of eating seen among people who go on eating binges and then feel guilt, depression and self-condemnation.
Body mass index A value used to quantify the amount of body mass of an individual.
BRCA mutations A mutation in either of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, which are tumor suppressor genes.
Brucellosis A disease caused by a group of bacteria from the genus Brucella and can infect both humans and animals.
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