reproductive system: Human Reproductive Disorders

Disorders that may affect the proper functioning of the reproductive system include abnormal hormone secretion, sexually transmitted diseases , and the presence of cancerous tissue in the region. Such problems frequently affect fertility and may complicate pregnancy.

See infertility . See also fertility drug ; in vitro fertilization .

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