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Affordable Fertility Testing & Treatment

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Affordable infertility testing and treatment at Planned Parenthood

Infertility is when you have trouble getting pregnant or staying pregnant. Fertility problems can happen in people of all genders and can have many causes.

Infertility is common.

You’re generally diagnosed with infertility if you don’t get pregnant after one year or more of trying or if you have multiple miscarriages. There are treatments for many kinds of infertility, and many people go on to have a healthy pregnancy and a child.

Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida now offers affordable infertility testing and treatment in-person and via telehealth. From at-home analysis kits to medication and more, get the answers you need now from the experts you trust.

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Everyone deserves access to basic infertility care.

The definition of infertility is people who have a hard time getting or staying pregnant. Fertility problems can happen in people of all genders and can have many causes.

If you are under 35, you’re generally diagnosed with infertility if you don’t get pregnant after one year or more of trying or if you have multiple miscarriages. If you are over 35, you’re generally diagnosed with infertility after six months of trying or if you have multiple miscarriages.

If you have been wondering why you are not getting pregnant, fertility testing for you and your partner is the best way to find the root cause and begin infertility treatment.

Types of infertility testing

Whether you are wondering about yourself or your partner, all infertility treatment starts with testing to determine the cause of your fertility problems.

At Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida, your health care provider will begin by talking with you about your medical history and screening for potential causes of infertility. From there, our medical expert will determine which of the following infertility tests are necessary, either via telehealth or in-person at one of our health centers:

  • At-home semen analysis kit
  • At-home ovulation assessment
  • Pelvic exam
  • Ultrasound to look at your ovaries and uterus
  • Blood test to check your hormone levels

Once the cause has been determined, our health care experts will recommend the next steps. Causes could include things like hormonal factor, ovulatory dysfunction, tubal factor, and more.

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At-home semen analysis kit

Your semen will be tested for:

  • the amount of seminal fluid (the fluid that comes out of a penis when ejaculation happens and contains sperm)
  • sperm count (how many sperm there are in your semen)
  • how quickly your sperm move
  • the size, shape, and quality of your sperm

Types of infertility treatment

There are several types of infertility treatments. The right one for you depends on the cause of your fertility problems. Sometimes only one person needs treatment, other times both partners will use a combination of treatments together.

Treatment for infertility at our health centers can include one or a combination of:

  • hormone prescriptions
  • medications that help with ovulation
  • lifestyle changes

*Please note: We do not provide intrauterine insemination (IUI) or in vitro fertilization (IVF.) Additionally, if it's determined patients have other causes of infertility, such as male factor, tubal blockage, anatomical pathology inhibiting implantation, we will refer you externally for treatment.

Common Infertility FAQs

How long should I try to get pregnant before seeking medical help?

If you are under 35 years of age and you've been trying for at least year, you should book an infertility consultation. You might also book one sooner if you have other underlying issues. If you are over 35 and have been trying for six months, you should book a consultation. 

What are the signs and symptoms of infertility?

It can be hard to tell whether you’re infertile. Often there aren’t any signs of infertility, except for not being able to get pregnant or stay pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to meet with a doctor and get infertility testing.

Don’t wait a year to talk to your doctor if you or your partner have a history of:

  • ectopic pregnancy
  • irregular period
  • pelvic inflammatory disease
  • repeated miscarriages
  • thyroid problems
  • cystic fibrosis
  • injury or trauma to your scrotum and testes
  • problems getting an erection
  • problems ejaculating

If you or your partner are experiencing issues with erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or other ejaculation issues, book a consultation to discuss causes and treatment options today.

What causes infertility in people with a uterus?

There are lots of possible causes of infertility. Some common reasons for infertility in people with a uterus include:

  • not ovulating (not releasing eggs from your ovaries)
  • fallopian tube(s) blockage so sperm can’t get to your egg
  • poor egg quality
  • the shape of your uterus makes it hard for a fertilized egg to implant
  • endometriosis
  • uterine fibroids
  • untreated STD/STI
What causes infertility in people with testes?

The most common causes of infertility in people with testes include:

  • low sperm count (not having enough sperm in your semen)
  • poor sperm motility (when sperm doesn’t swim well enough to reach an egg)
  • sperm that aren’t formed correctly
  • semen that’s too thick for sperm to easily move around in it
  • having too much or too little of the hormones that help your body make sperm
  • no sperm in your semen
  • blockage in the tubes of your penis or testicles causing ejaculation issues
  • untreated STD/STI
What might increase my risk of infertility?

There are certain health and lifestyle factors that can increase your chances of having fertility problems.

  • overheated testicles (from wearing clothing that’s too tight, or swimming or bathing in hot water often and recently)
  • excessive drug or alcohol use
  • smoking cigarettes
  • being very overweight or underweight
  • a history of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • not getting recommended testing for chlamydia/gonorrhea
  • injury to the scrotum and testes
  • having an undescended testicle
  • chemotherapy or radiation
  • lots of exposure to environmental toxins, like lead or pesticides
  • being older than 35 (for people with uteruses)
What is secondary infertility?

Secondary infertility is when you can't get pregnant or carry a baby to term again, even after experiencing no issues with giving birth previously.  Secondary infertility shares many of the same causes as primary infertility but can be more challenging to diagnose due to the success of prior pregnancies.

Secondary infertility can be stressful and often comes as a surprise. If it is taking you longer to conceive than it did for your previous pregnancies, it’s a good idea to consider having you or your partner checked.

What is unexplained infertility?

Sometimes there’s no known reason for infertility — this is called unexplained infertility. Unexplained infertility can be frustrating, but there are still usually treatment options that you can try.

Coping with infertility can be upsetting and stressful, but you’re not alone. Support from counselors, friends, and loved ones can help you through the hard times. 

Book a Virtual Therapy Appointment with a Planned Parenthood Behavioral Health Therapist today!

 

How can I increase my chances of getting pregnant or help my fertility?

One of the best ways to increase your chances of getting pregnant is knowing what days you ovulate (when you’re most likely to get pregnant) and planning vaginal sex or insemination around those days.

You can use a fertility chart to keep track of your cycle and when you’re most fertile (like your body temperature, changes in your cervical mucus, and your menstrual cycle). There are apps that can make it easy to chart your cycle and figure out your fertile days.

You can also use ovulation predictor kits — urine tests that tell you when you’re ovulating. You can buy ovulation predictor tests in the drugstore, usually near the pregnancy tests. Ovulation predictor tests look for a hormone called luteinizing hormone, which increases in your body right before you ovulate.

If you’re thinking about getting pregnant soon, visit your local Planned Parenthood health center for a preconception visit. We can give you more tips on increasing your chances of getting pregnant and help make sure you have the healthiest pregnancy you can.

Pregnant and looking for prenatal care? Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida is proud to provide initial prenatal care services up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. This initial prenatal care allows you time to identify and schedule ongoing care with a full-service provider while starting your pregnancy off strong.

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How do I cope with infertility?

Having trouble getting or staying pregnant can be devastating and frustrating for people who want to have a baby.  

The first thing to remember is that infertility is common. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 5 women in the U.S. between the ages of 15-49 with no prior births, are unable to get pregnant after one year of trying.  

Caring for your emotional health throughout the process of trying to get pregnant is just as important as staying physically healthy, but it’s easier said than done. One of the hardest parts of infertility is dealing with the emotional ups and downs.  

Click here to learn tips from our Mental Health Program Director and our Basic Infertility Care Director on what you can do to cope with the stress of infertility. Remember: you are not alone.