What are some of the risks and drawbacks of the current treatments for infertility and do you think the risks outweigh the possible results?

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Infertility treatments are being administered to patients in order for affected partner to conceive a baby. However, not all infertility problems are curable since some of those are due to genetic or inborn ailments. Treating infertility problems depend on certain factors such as the age of the couple, the family background of the couple, how long the patient is infertile or if the patients are undergoing other medical condition and treatments. 

For men, the treatments are concerned to the quality and quantity of the sperm being produced. If the ejaculation quota is not met, certain methods are being addressed in order to get the most effective result. Among those treatments, the risk is the usage of hormones. Some patients may not be able to tolerate increased amount of hormones in their body. As a result, patients may have flushes, mood swings or easily get irritated, headaches and anxiety. 

For women, the infertility treatments are more diverse. It can be surgical uterine problems, use of cervical cap, stimulation of ovulation and intrauterine insemination. Some risks for women are multiple births, over-stimulation, bleeding and birth defects. Among the risks, the doctors are focused on the over-stimulation of the ovaries where ovaries can swell due the formation of cysts on the ovaries. 

Those risks can be controlled if the patients have regular check-up. There is a need for them to be regularly checked in order to conceive healthy offspring. The results are higher if the procedures are done with utmost care and evaluation. Doctors know how to weigh the situation based on the condition of the patients. 

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