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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
Brucellosis A disease caused by a group of bacteria from the genus Brucella and can infect both humans and animals.
Bulimia nervosa Recurrent instantaneous overeating followed by purging most commonly evocated by self-induced vomiting.
Cardiovascular disease Conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels usually associated with a build-up of fatty deposits inside the arteries.
Celiac disease An autoimmune disorder affecting primarily the small intestine that occurs in people who are genetically predisposed.
Cervical polyps Small, elongated tumors that grow on the cervix and that are the most common cause of intermenstrual vaginal bleeding.
Cervical surgery A surgery performed on woman’s cervix.
Cesarean section A surgical procedure in which one or more incisions are made through a mother's abdomen and uterus to deliver one or more babies.
Chemotherapy A category of cancer treatment that uses one or more anti-cancer drugs.
Chronic inflammation Prolonged inflammation that could last for several months and even years.
Closed hymen A congenital disorder where a hymen without an opening completely obstructs the vagina and with negative impact on female fertility.
Coeliac disease An autoimmune disorder characterized by intolerance to gluten.
Congenital adrenal hyperplasia An inherited endocrine disorder causing development of male characteristics in females, and early puberty in both boys and girls.
Constipation Infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels.
Crohn's disease Type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus.
Cytomegalovirus The most common congenital viral infection, causing hearing, visual and psychomotor impairment.
Depression and anxiety disorders Disorder characterized by symptoms of both anxiety and depression that may cause sexual disorders and anovulation.
Diabetes mellitus A condition in which the body either does not produce enough, or does not properly respond to insulin, a hormone produced in the pancreas.
Dilatation and currattage A procedure to remove tissue from inside the uterus.
Drug use A patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others.
Early onset of menses Occurrence of menstruation in 11 years or less.
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