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The Southeastern Fertility Center specializes in providing the most effective, rapid, and cost-conscious treatment for all causes of infertility.

Treatment of the infertile couple may be either specific or empiric.

Specific therapies include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical or surgical induction of ovulation.
  • Medical management of specific hormonal disorders.
  • Surgical treatment of endometriosis, adhesions, or tubal damage.
  • Intrauterine insemination for cervical or male factor infertility.
  • In Vitro Fertilization for severe male factor or tubal damage.
  • Repair of varicocele or ejaculatory duct obstruction.
  • Many others.

Empiric therapies are treatments that are not necessarily directed at a specific problem, but are nevertheless effective in helping couples conceive. They are used in two situations: 1) When the infertility is unexplained 2) When specific therapies have failed.

The two most common types of empiric therapy are:

  • Clomiphene citrate (with or without inrauterine insemination)
  • HMG (Human Menopause Gonadotropins), or menotropins, plus intrauterine insemination.

Empiric therapy with Clomiphene offers pregnancy rates of 5 - 9 percent per cycle, whereas empiric therapy with HMG offers pregnancy rates of 15 - 20 percent per cycle.

There are specific advantages and disadvantages to each type of treatment. Please call our office or make an appointment to discuss further questions you may have.