Advances in surgical technique and immunosuppressive therapy have led to increasing numbers of transplant procedures and extended postoperative survival among these patients. Not surprisingly, many of these individuals, especially younger transplant patients, ultimately become interested in having children. In the general population, approximately fifteen percent of couples are considered to be infertile. Of these, it is estimated that thirty percent are due to a male factor alone and twenty percent are due a combination of male and female factors. Patients who have undergone transplantation procedures often present with a unique set of circumstances and medical problems that can impair their reproductive health. In this article, we will focus on the appropriate evaluation of the infertile transplant patient, and we will discuss several different etiologies for infertility commonly seen in the transplant patient population. Finally, we will review the appropriate treatment of these individuals, keeping their primary pathology in mind.

Pregnancy Guide

Pregnancy Guide

A Beginner's Guide to Healthy Pregnancy. If you suspect, or know, that you are pregnant, we ho pe you have already visited your doctor. Presuming that you have confirmed your suspicions and that this is your first child, or that you wish to take better care of yourself d uring pregnancy than you did during your other pregnancies; you have come to the right place.

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