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Treatments for Infertility in Women

One in five women of childbearing age struggle with infertility.1 Despite this, many women who struggle with infertility end up having children. 

The InVia Fertility specialists offer fertility treatments for women who are interested in growing their family, whether you have a partner or are exploring single parenthood. There are medications, surgical, and assisted reproduction fertility treatments available that can help you on your parenthood journey. 

Medication as Fertility Treatments  

Medication is a key part of fertility treatments for many women. Most medications used for fertility help balance hormone levels and increase egg production during ovulation. 

Some medication options your provider may recommend can include antibiotics. If you have an infection in your reproductive organs, this can create fertility issues. You may not always know if you have an infection or pelvic inflammatory disease, which is why routine testing is essential. Antibiotics clear the infection, so you are healthier and have a better chance of conceiving. 

Some of the most common fertility medications for women include: 

  • Clomiphene, also known as Clomiphene Citrate 
  • Letrozole 
  • Gonadotropins, also known as Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) 
  • Bromocriptine and Cabergoline 

An initial consultation and fertility testing can determine the right treatments for you. Your fertility specialist will review all of this information before recommending any fertility medications. 

Surgical Fertility Treatments  

Surgical fertility treatments are also available for women. These treatment options have become less common with the success of fertility medications but are still available for those who may find surgery to be the best treatment. 

Most surgical fertility treatments are done using a laparoscope or a hysteroscope. These surgical methods are minimally invasive, use only small incisions, and often have shorter recovery times. Fertility surgeries focus on correcting potential problems in your reproductive system, including: 

  • Removing fibroids or polyps 
  • Removing endometriosis (uterine tissue that grows outside the uterus and impacts fertility) 
  • Tubal surgeries 

Tubal surgeries involve unblocking your fallopian tubes or creating a new tubal opening for your egg to travel during ovulation. If you’re interested in in vitro fertilization (IVF), removing the tubes can increase your odds of a successful implantation. 

Assisted Reproduction  

Assisted reproduction procedures, such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI), are also available for women who struggle with infertility. 

In Vitro Fertilization  

IVF is an assisted reproductive procedure that requires time and many appointments to monitor your progress. It begins with controlled ovarian stimulation via medication to increase the development of eggs. When your ovarian follicles have grown to the right size, as determined by your fertility specialist, you will be given a shot of hormones called a “trigger shot” to help the eggs reach maturity. Three days later, the eggs will be retrieved. 

In our lab, the egg will be fertilized with sperm from your partner or a sperm donor and monitored for five days. The day-5 embryo will be implanted into your uterus for the best chance at pregnancy. 

Intrauterine Insemination  

IUI is another assisted reproductive procedure where sperm is placed into the uterus directly using a small catheter. This is a good option for women who are experiencing infertility due to medical conditions such as endometriosis. The overall goal of IUI is to help more sperm reach the fallopian tubes while you are most fertile. 

Your fertility specialist will help you pinpoint your ovulation window. A partner or a sperm donor will provide a sperm sample, which our team will prepare in a sperm wash. This helps us choose the best sperm. Then your fertility specialist will insert a catheter into your uterus and inject the sperm. 

Explore Fertility Treatments With Your Fertility Specialist  

Your InVia Fertility specialist is here to guide you through all of your fertility treatments and options so you can grow your family in a way that feels right for you. Contact us to schedule an initial consultation to discuss infertility treatments for women today. 



1  https://www.cdc.gov/reproductivehealth/infertility/index.htm#:~:text=Yes.,to%20term%20(impaired%20fecundity 




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