IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilisation. It is a procedure by which the eggs of the female is removed from the ovaries and mixed with the sperm in a laboratory culture dish. The fact that the fertilisation takes place inside the dish, this procedure is called “in vitro”, which literally translates to “in glass”.
“The first IVF baby was born in 1978 and it has been a very successful method for conception for thousands of couples across the world.”
Scenarios requiring IVF treatment
The following are the scenarios when IVF is the recommended method:
- Blockage or damage in the fallopian tubes
- The male partner has a minor problem with the sperms
- Fertility drugs such as clomiphene or other methods such as IUI has been unsuccessful
- Being unable to conceive for over two years without any apparent cause
Age Recommendations for IVF Treatment
If you have fertility problem, then IVF can be recommended. However, there are factors such as your age and whether you have done IVF in the past that can affect your current treatment. Researchers point out the following:
- Up to 3 cycles of IVF can be offered to eligible couples if the woman is aged between 23 and 39 years.
- One cycle of IVF can be offered to eligible couples if the woman’s age is between 40 and 42 years.
However, she should not have taken IVF before and must have enough eggs.
Significant advances have been made in the field of reproductive medicine over the past several decades. In 1978 the first
‘test tube’ baby was born in Great Britain. Since then, IVF program were established throughout the world.
Presently 600,000 IVF cycles are performed by 1400 clinics worldwide and more than 3,000,000 children have been born through this technique.
Advances in IVF technology enable conception and childbirth in couples with conditions that were previously thought to be un convertable.
Direct aspiration of sperm from the testis, use of gestational carriers for weomen born without uterus, transplantation of frozen ovarian tissue was beyond anyone’s wildest imagination.
- 11.3% of married women are infertile
- The rate of infertility was corelated with age
- The rate of infertility is impacted in by parity.
- The incidence of infertility is influenced by race.
In this blog, updates will be provided for infertility from time to time.
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