In Vitro Fertilization: IVF Infertility
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): What is it?
In Vitro Fertilization is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) commonly referred to as IVF. IVF is the process of fertilization by extracting eggs, retrieving a sperm sample, and then manually combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish. The embryo(s) is then transferred to the uterus. Other forms of ART include gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT).
Why is IVF used?
IVF can be used to treat infertility in the following patients:
Blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
Male factor infertility including decreased sperm count or sperm motility
Women who have had their fallopian tubes removed
Individuals with a genetic disorder
What is involved with in vitro fertilization?
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