Infertility is defined as the inability to become pregnant after having regular, unprotected sex for a year in women 35 years old, evaluation for infertility is recommended after 6 months of not be able to conceive.
- Care at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
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Care at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
The team provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment of individuals or couples, with a special effort made to treat couples as a unit. The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology delivers superior in-vitro fertilization results in a state- of-the-art facility and IVF lab.
During your visit, a thorough evaluation will be performed to determine the cause of infertility.
All special diagnostic and therapeutic services are available, including:
- Tubal evaluation
- Ovulation induction and monitoring
- Intrauterine insemination
- Donor insemination
- In-vitro fertilization (IVF)
- Donor egg (oocyte) and donor embryo
Sometimes a female infertility issue can be tied to a reproductive system or menstrual disorder. Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Excess androgens
- Turner Syndrome
- Congenital absence of reproductive organs
- Primary ovarian insufficiency
- Anovulation/Ovulation disorders
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
For men with infertility issues, we provide assistance with semen analysis and sperm processing, sperm freezing (cryopreservation), and antisperm antibody testing.
Fertility preservation consultation, including egg freezing, embryo freezing, sperm freezing, and other medical and surgical treatments are also available.
When surgery is required, the reproductive endocrinology and infertility subspecialists can provide minimally invasive surgery options to maximize fertility. Advanced treatment options, including robotic surgery, are available to treat uterine fibroids, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, tubal occlusion and more.
The healthcare team at Penn State Health is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality care through a coordinated team approach.
Departments and centers that play a role in treating infertility include:
Groups, Classes & Support
Support groups provide an opportunity to share your feelings and connect with other parents and caregivers who are experiencing similar struggles.
Research & Clinical Trials
We have an active clinical science research program, and we frequently seek volunteers to participate in clinical trials. These studies help our scientists improve diagnostic techniques, develop better treatments, and collaborate with other researchers.
To see all clinical trials and learn how to volunteer, visit StudyFinder.