ASSISTED REPRODUCTION

Assisted Reproduction Technologies (ART) are a group of technical applications performed in laboratory to help the human egg and sperm to merge and produce an embryo. Due to certain physiological or anatomical difficulties in some couples, the formation of embryo with natural means may not be possible without intervention of these procedures.

In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is one of several ART techniques available to help couples with fertility problems to have a baby. An alternative technique, Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is used in infertile couples with compromised semen parameters. This procedure is a mandatory application in treating couples presenting genetic problems in order to achieve pregnancy with a healthy baby.

IVF involves surgically removing an egg from the woman's ovaries, treating with fertility drugs, and fertilising it with sperm in the IVF laboratory. The fertilised egg is cultured in suitable conditions and allowed to grow in the embryo lab over a period of 5 days. The developed embryo is assessed morphologically and genetically, if indicated, before being placed back into the woman's womb to grow and develop further.

Indications of Origins

  • Absent or damaged Fallopian Tubes
  • Male factor infertility
  • Age-related infertility
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Endometriosis
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Recurrent intrauterine insemination failure
  • Tubal and pelvic adhesions