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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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Acupuncture A form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine involving thin needles inserted into the body at acupuncture points
Adhesiolysis Surgery used to remove adhesions.
Adnexectomy The removal of the fallopian tube and ovary on one side, or ovaries and tubes on both sides.
Anti-inflammatory medications Medications that reduce inflammation.
Antioxidants A molecules that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules.
Antithrombotic therapy Medications used to reduce the formation of blood clots.
Assisted oocyte activation The technique simulating natural process of the resumption of development of fertilized oocyte.
Assisted reproductive technology The range of medical treatments methods designed to result in pregnancy.
Avicenna traditional medicine An encyclopedia of medicine in five books compiled by Persian philosopher Avicenna (Ibn Sina) and completed in 1025.
Avoid or decrease alcohol consumption A process of discontinuing or lowering of alcohol drinking.
Bariatric surgery A variety of surgical procedures to reduce weight performed on people who have obesity.
Blastocyst transfer Type of embryo transfer where embryos are transferred at blastocyst-stage (day 5-6 of culture).
Cervical dilatation The opening of the cervix, the entrance to the uterus, during childbirth, miscarriage, induced abortion, or gynecological surgery.
Chemotherapy of ovarian cancer A treatment of ovarian cancer with chemotherapeutic agents which is often combined with surgery.
Chemotherapy of testicular cancer A therapeutic option for testicular cancer, which uses anti-cancer drugs.
Chiropractic care An alternative and non-surgical treatment of the musculoskeletal and nervous system which can help resolve infertility concerns.
Cleavage-stage transfer Type of embryo transfer where embryos are transferred 2-3 days after fertilization.
Cognitive behavioural therapy Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy  which is used to treat a number of mental disorders.
Diet therapy of Anorexia nervosa A treatment by food, including nutritional restoration and weight normalization.
Dilation and curettage A procedure performed to remove the uterine lining or other tissues in the uterine cavity, for either diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
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