Infertility: Problems With the Uterus and Cervix
- Abnormalities of the uterus present from birth.
- Previous surgery or a procedure, such as a Reference cervical cone biopsy Opens New Window or a Reference dilation and curettage (D&C) Opens New Window, which may decrease fertility if these procedures have damaged the cervix or uterine lining (rare).
- Exposure to certain drugs before birth, such as Reference DES Opens New Window, 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.
- Reference Antibodies Opens New Window 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.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology