Femi Olatunbosun MB FRCSC FACOG


How Birth Control Methods Prevent Pregnancy

Birth control methods Method How it prevents pregnancy Hormonal Prevents ovulation Thickens mucus at the cervix so sperm cannot pass through Changes the environment of the uterus and fallopian tubes to prevent fertilization and to prevent implantation if fertilization occurs Intrauterine device (IUD) There are two types…

Charting Your Basal Body Temperature

Use these instructions only if you are using a thermometer that measures your temperature in degrees Fahrenheit or Celsius. To make a chart, get a piece of graph paper. At the top of your chart, write in a row of numbers. Leave the first square in the row blank, then write the numbers 1 through 45, one number in each…

Fallopian Tube Procedures for Infertility

A fallopian tube blockage typically prevents successful passage of the egg to the sperm, or the fertilized egg to the uterus. Surgery can be used to try to correct this common cause of infertility. The specific type of surgery depends on the location and extent of the fallopian tube blockage. Some tubal procedures can…

Infertility: Factors That Affect Treatment Success

Infertility treatment success is defined as the birth of a healthy infant. Major things that affect your chances of conceiving and carrying a healthy pregnancy with or without treatment include maternal age, how long you have been trying to conceive, and the cause of infertility. For more information, see the What…

Miscarriage

A miscarriage is the loss of a pregnancy during the first 20 weeks. It’s usually the body’s way of ending a problem pregnancy. A miscarriage can be hard to accept, but it’s no one’s fault and it can’t be prevented. You may need treatment if any tissue remains in the uterus after the miscarriage.