Fertility Center of Dallas

ASRM Guide

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Guide

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is a nonprofit organization that provides information, education, and advocacy in the field of reproductive medicine and biology. The ASRM has produced a series of detailed fact sheets about various fertility topics that can be downloaded below.


Male cancer, cryopreservation, and fertility

Male infertility evaluation: What do I need to know?

Managing pelvic pain

Medications for inducing ovulation

Minimally invasive surgery

Multiple pregnancy and birth: Twins, triplets, and high order multiples

Noncontraceptive benefits of birth control pills

Nonhormonal contraception

Normal and abnormal puberty in girls

Optimizing male fertility

Optimizing natural fertility

Oral medicines for inducing ovulation


Ovarian drilling for infertility

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS)

Ovarian reserve (predicting fertility potential in women)

Ovulation detection

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Preimplantation genetic testing (PGT)

Progesterone supplementation during in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles

Reproductive aging in women

Robotic surgery

Saline infusion sonohysterogram (SHG)

Sexual dysfunction and infertility

Side effects of injectable fertility drugs (gonadotropins)

Smoking and infertility

Sperm DNA integrity testing: What is it?

Sperm morphology (shape): Does it affect fertility?

Stem cell research

Stress and infertility

Surgical sperm retrieval in men with spinal cord injury (SCI)

Surgical techniques for sperm retrieval: What should I know?

Talking to children about their gay and lesbian parents

Testosterone use and male infertility

The intrauterine device (IUD): A long-acting reversible contraception

The menopause transition (perimenopause): What is it?

Third-party reproduction

Treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL)

Treatment of uterine fibroids

Understanding clinical studies


Weight and fertility

What are fibroids?

What do I need to know about conceiving after tubal surgery?

What do I need to know about Turner syndrome and having children?

What do I need to worry about with a multiple pregnancy?

What is in vitro maturation (IVM)?

What is intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)?

What is premature ovarian insufficiency (also called premature ovarian failure)?

What is recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL)?

Why would I choose to have elective single-embryo transfer (eSET)?

Will toxins in the environment affect my ability to have children?

Zika virus

Abnormal uterine bleeding

Abnormalities of the female reproductive tract (Müllerian defects)

Acupuncture and Infertillity

Adoption: Where to start and what to think about

Age and fertility

Are vaccinations a good idea if I'm trying to get pregnant?

Assisted hatching

Assisted reproductive technologies

Avoiding conflict in third-party reproduction

Bioidentical hormone therapy

Can I freeze my eggs to use later if I'm not sick?

Challenges of parenting multiples

Conditions treated with adnexal surgery

Counseling issues for gay men and lesbians seeking assisted reproductive technologies (ART)

Cross-border reproductive care

Defining infertility

Diagnostic testing for female infertility

Diagnostic testing for male factor infertility

Dilation and curettage (D&C)

Does my age affect my fertility?

Ectopic pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy fact sheet

Egg donation

Embryo donation

Endometrial ablation


Endometriosis and infertility: Can surgery help?

Endometriosis: Does it cause infertility?

Evaluation of the uterus

Female cancers, cryopreservation, and fertility

Fertility drugs and the risk of multiple births

Fertility options after vasectomy

Fertility rights and responsibilities

Fibroids and fertility

Gamete (eggs and sperm) and embryo donation

Gamete and embryo donation: Deciding whether to tell

Genetic screening for birth defects

Gestational carrier (surrogate)

Hirsutism and polycystic ovary syndrome

Hormonal contraception


Hyperprolactinemia (high prolactin levels)

Hypothyroidism and pregnancy: What should I know?

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

In vitro fertilization (IVF): What are the risks?

Infertility counseling and support: When and where to find it

Infertility: An overview

Insulin-sensitizing agents and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Intrauterine adhesions: What are they?

Intrauterine insemination (IUI)

Laparoscopy and hysteroscopy