If pregnancies do not take place even after eliminating causes, or in the cases of disorders, which cannot be solved in another way, your physician may suggest to you one of the assisted reproduction methods.
In the broad sense any manipulation of sex cells (gametes) leading to an increase of chances of conception for infertile couples might be called assisted reproduction.
In a narrower sense, the term is used for artificial insemination in the laboratory – in vitro fertilization (IVF).
In infertility treatment, simpler methods are used and recommended first. If these methods fail, more complicated methods are used.
These methods can be performed only at specialized facilities, that have the consent of the Ministry of Health.
Assisted reproductive technology:
- How to choose the method fertilization
- Oocyte and sperm retrieval
- Extended culture
- Assisted hatching
- Oocyte cryopreservation