The best Web sites on infertility

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Finding good, reliable fertility resources on the Web can be daunting. To help you get the best cyber information, we checked out hundreds of sites and talked to women who've used them. Here are some of the Web's best guides to fertility. (You can link to all of these via www.prevention.com/links.)

If you're just getting started Look up the National Infertility Organization, www.resolve.org, for a step-by-step overview of how reproduction works. To learn basic methods for monitoring your fertility, get the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's patient booklet, available at www.asrm.org/patients/patient booklets/ovuldetect.pdf.
If you've been trying for more than 6 months BabyCenter.com offers free tools such as an ovulation calendar to help maximize your chances of getting pregnant and uncover potential problems. MEDLINEplus, at www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/infertility.html, can help you decide when to seek professional help.
If you're exploring infertility treatment The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes fertility-clinic success rates at www.cdc.gov/reproductive health/artoo/index.htm. Be sure to note a clinic's success among different age groups and procedures; some specialize in patients with difficult problems, which can affect their overall data. For more information on how to read the ratings, go to www.cdc.gov/ reproductivehealth/artoo/htrfct.htm.
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By Stacy Lu

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