In recent years, infertility has become a medical phenomenon that affects more and more adults of reproductive age. In western countries, between 10 and 15 percent of couples are infertile. These couples are victims of a silent human tragedy that can cause major suffering and significantly erode quality of life. This work presents a guide to reproductive difficulties and the medical approaches that can help prevent and treat infertility. Inside, you will find: The kinds and causes of infertility that affect men and women A thorough look at key treatments, including in-vitro fertilization Prenatal screening and other critical post-conception procedures Health advice for conception and pregnancy Infertility affects between 10 and 15 percent of couples in western countries, and causes major suffering. This indispensable reference presents current medical approaches that can help prevent and treat infertility. It aims to inform hopeful parents in the clearest possible terms about what they can do to achieve a healthy pregnancy.