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A Culprit in Infertility, Overlooked Yet Treatable

by Laurie Tarkan,  New York Times,  July 6, 2009
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A common yet often overlooked condition that can lead to infertility and a host of perplexing symptoms is easily treated when it is properly diagnosed.

The condition is nonclassical congenital adrenal hyperplasia, or C.A.H. — a hormone deficiency that leads to excess production of androgens. In women it can interfere with ovulation; in men it can cause low sperm count. In addition, it can lead to short stature, body odor, acne, irregular menstruation and the excessive hair growth called hirsutism.

You can learn more about this condition, its symptoms and its effect on fertility in this article:


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