Glossary

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implantation

The embedding of the embryo into the endometrium of the uterus where it establishes contact with the woman's blood supply for nourishment.

infertility

The inability of a couple to produce living children.

informed choice

A freely made decision based on clear, accurate, and relevant information. A goal of family planning counseling.

infrequent bleeding

inguinal hernia

A hernia in the groin.

intercourse

See sex.

irregular bleeding

ischemic heart disease, ischemia

Ischemia is reduced blood flow to tissues of the body. When this reduced flow is in the arteries of the heart, it is called ischemic heart disease.