Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive, no matter what reason, after one year of trying. It affects millions of men and women, and can be very difficult to go through. Luckily, advances in technology an medicine over the last couple of decades have made finding options much easier for those who want to become parents. Read on for what you need to know.
What kinds of fertility treatments are there?
There are literally hundreds of fertility treatments out there, depending on whether you prefer “home remedies” or concrete, scientific ones. Most often, about 85 to 90% of the time, infertility is treated through the use of drug therapy and/or surgical procedures. Doctors and patients can discuss what is best given the circumstances.
Can tubal ligation be reversed?
Tubal reversal is possible through procedures such as tuboplasty, which aim to restore fertility in a woman who has gone through the initial tubal ligation surgery. While it does not promise 100% success rates, this surgery type is getting more and more advanced as the years go on, and will reach that point sometime. For now though, it simply provides a much better chance at fertility.
What is tubal ligation reversal?
It’s sort of what it sounds like. If a woman has opted at some point to go through tubal ligation and she changes her mind later on, tubal ligation reversal is an option. It basically attempts to undo what the first surgery did in order to restore fertility. When defined by the number of women able to get pregnant within one year after surgery, some tubal surgeries have about a 65% success rate.
Have you gone through any of these treatments? What was your experience like? Did it help you?