Alayne Ronnenberg, ScD
The treatment and management of
in women may involve lifestyle changes, medications, and surgery or a combination of these three approaches.
The goal of treatment is to correct anatomical and/or hormonal abnormalities, when these treatments are not appropriate or they fail additional reproductive technology may be considered. In some cases, treatment strategies will not be successful or a couple may decide not to continue treatment. Adoption remains an alternative for couples seeking children.
Treatment involves the following:
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Diabetes and pregnancy.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists website. Available at:
http://www.diabetes.org/. Accessed July 2010.
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
website. Available at:
http://www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp136.cfm . Accessed November 2009.
American Medical Association website. Available at:
American Society for Reproductive Medicine website. Available at:
International Council on Infertility Information Dissemination website. Available at:
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association website. Available at:
Last reviewed December 2014 by Andrea Chisholm, MD
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