Infertility: Problems With the Uterus and Cervix
- Abnormalities of the uterus present from birth.
- Previous surgery or a procedure, such as a cervical cone biopsy or a dilation and curettage (D&C), which may decrease fertility if these procedures have damaged the cervix or uterine lining (rare).
- Exposure to certain drugs before birth, such as DES, which may cause deformities of the uterus, resulting in infertility.
- Abnormalities in a woman's cervical mucus, which may affect the movement of sperm through the vagina and cervix.
- Antibodies to sperm present in a woman's cervical mucus, which may kill the sperm or affect their ability to move normally and result in infertility.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||December 7, 2011|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: December 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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