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Ectopic pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.

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Tubal ligation | tubes tied | female sterilisation - Sexual Health Victoria

Tubal ligation is surgery which block the fallopian tubes with small clips. Fallopian tubes are the pathway for the egg to enter the uterus. This method is some

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What is Ectopic Pregnancy? | Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms | How do I know if I have had an Ectopic Pregnancy? | Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment - Sexual Health Victoria

Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that develops outside the uterus, usually in one of the fallopian tubes. In almost all cases, the embryo dies.

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Permanent Contraception: Female Sterilisation | Family Planning NSW

Female sterilisation is a permanent form of contraception. It's a surgical procedure to block the fallopian tubes that carry the egg to the uterus.

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How Health Conditions Affects Your Fertility | Your Fertility

If you’ve tried to get pregnant for a year or more and your GP has found no obvious problem, such as blocked fallopian tubes, you have what doctors call ‘unexplained infertility’

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Female reproductive organs - MyDr.com.au

Diagrams (front and side views) of the female reproductive organs and how they work.

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Ectopic pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilised egg implants outside the uterus (womb)

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Ovarian Cancer Symptoms - Cancer Council Victoria

Key information on Ovarian Cancer, including what it is, how common it is, symptoms, types & risk.

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Vasectomy vs Tubal ligation - Marie Stopes Vasectomy

If you’re looking into sterilisation options, it can be a tough choice between his and hers; vasectomy vs tubal ligation. Both options are permanent and have similar levels of efficacy, but it’s also worth considering costs, complications and recovery time before making a final decision.

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Fertility explained | VARTA

Fertility is the ability to conceive a child. Most of us take our fertility for granted but the process of reproduction is complex, so some people may experience difficulties when trying for a baby. There are a range of factors that can affect fertility. Taking care of your preconception health by modifying your lifestyle can improve your chance of a pregnancy and the health of your future child. Medical conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis can reduce fertility, however it may just take longer to get pregnant. In some cases, medical procedures can be used to preserve fertility. Fertility preservation (freezing of gametes for later use) is used by people who are not ready to have a baby during their most fertile years or for those facing medical treatment that might impair their fertility. Understanding reproduction It is useful to understand how eggs and sperm are normally formed, and how conception occurs to understand the causes of infertility and how they are targeted in fertility treatment. The hormones which control the production of sperm and eggs are called gonadotrophins. There are two types of gonadotrophins: follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and luteinising hormone (LH). In men, they stimulate the testicles to produce sperm and testosterone. In women, they act on the ovaries where the eggs develop. The female sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, are produced by the ovaries when eggs mature and are released (ovulation).   For women, the production of sex hormones and the release of an egg is known as the menstrual cycle. It is counted from the first day of the period until the day before the start of the next period. In an average cycle of 28 days, ovulation happens on day 14. However, cycle length varies between women, and it is important to note that ovulation occurs earlier in women with shorter cycles and later in women with longer cycles. Sperm are produced at the rate of about 300 million per day. They take some 80 days to mature. Each sperm has a head, which contains the genetic material, and a tail, which propels it up through the vagina, uterus, and fallopian tubes where the egg is fertilised. Conception occurs when an egg and a sperm come together. At ovulation, an egg is released from the ovary into the fallopian tube. If sperm is present at that time, the egg can be fertilised. The fertilised egg then starts to divide and becomes an embryo. After ovulation, the ovary produces progesterone which prepares the lining of the uterus - the endometrium - for the growing embryo. A few days after implantation, the embryo starts to produce human chorionic gonadotrophins (HCG) - the hormone that gives a positive pregnancy test reading. If an embryo does not form or attach to the endometrium (implantation), the level of progesterone drops and the next period starts.

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