Reproductive Health

Learn about women’s reproductive health, including birth control, and fertility and infertility issues. Your primary care doctor may provide some of these services. Your doctor may also refer you to a fertility specialist, or you may prefer being seen by a gynecologist for these services. An article on abortion is also included, which explains the procedure as well as options for counseling to assist in making a reproductive decision that is best for you.

If you do not see a topic of interest to you, please try the A to Z listing of health conditions.

recommended reading
These articles provide in-depth information and are written to help you make the best healthcare decisions for you and your loved ones.
Birth Control

decision points
When dealing with an illness or health problem, you have to make decisions—when to call a doctor, which test to have, and what treatment to use. Decision Points are designed to help you learn about your choices and options, and to prepare you to work with your healthcare provider to make the best decision for your care.
Should I consider adoption as an alternative to infertility treatment?
Should I have a tubal procedure or in vitro fertilization for tubal infertility?
Should I have infertility testing?
Should I have infertility treatment?
Which birth control method should I use?
tests & procedures

Your doctor may recommend one or more of the following tests to evaluate your condition.

Endometrial Biopsy
Follicle-Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
Infertility Testing
Luteinizing Hormone (LH)
Pelvic Examination
Pelvic Ultrasound

For other tests and diagnostic procedures use the section of this site called Medical Tests A to Z.

Exposure to Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Uterine Fibroids
medication center
medication assistance

This section provides you with an alphabetical listing of more than 1,000 medications, including prescription drugs and those you can purchase over-the-counter. Just select your medications to learn more about them. You can choose your medication by brand name or generic name.

Medications A-Z

If you are having difficulty paying for your medications you may qualify for financial assistance or free medications. Visit the Medication Assistance Center to learn about available medication and insurance programs.

Don't let financial problems stop you from getting the treatment you need; there are resources and organizations that may be able to help you.

additional resources

This listing provides you with Internet sites that are sponsored by government agencies or are well-known and credible national organizations.

American Society for Reproductive Medicine
Assisted Reproductive Technology Success Rates
International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination
MEDLINEplus—Pregnancy and Reproduction Topics—The Emergency Contraception Website
Planned Parenthood
Resolve—the National Infertility Association

Surfing the Internet
When looking at Internet sites, remember that the information can be sponsored by anyone. Take into account the sponsoring group or individual when gathering information or help. Be especially careful about giving out personal or financial information.

Learn more about surfing the web:

Métodos anticonceptivos - [Birth Control]

Last modified on: 30 June 2015