Procedures

Artificial Insemination

Refers to any procedure or technique which attempts conception by placing semen within the female reproductive organs through any means other than sexual intercourse. Intracervical insemin... [more]

Sperm Extraction Techniques

Surgical procedures which can be used to extract sperm from a male whenever ejaculation through the penis is not possible. Microsurgical epididymal sperm aspiration (MESA), Percutaneous e... [more]

In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer (IVF/ET)

Refers to process of combining egg and sperm outside of female's body in hopes of achieving fertilization with resulting embryo transferred into uterus for hopeful implantation and pregnanc... [more]

Reproductive Assistance - Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (or insertion or microinjection), also known as ICSI, is an innovative procedure used to literally inject the male gamete (sperm) into the female gamete (eg... [more]

Reproductive Assistance: Intrauterine Insemination

Intrauterine insemination, or IUI, is a common form of artificial insemination (AI). {AI refers to techniques used to introduce sperm into a woman's body through means other than sexual in... [more]

Reproductive Assistance: In Vitro Fertilization

In 1978, British researchers Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe broke reproductive ground with the birth of the world's first "test-tube baby", little Louise Brown. Now, in-vitro... [more]

Assisted Hatching for IVF

One of the most frustrating aspects of assisted reproductive technology for patients and fertility professionals alike is having to deal with failure. This is especially true in couples who... [more]

Is IVF Only Solution for Blocked Tubes?

Question - Is IVF Only Solution for Blocked Tubes? : "I would like to have a baby but I am unable to conceive because one of my tubes is blocked. I considered IVF but it is prett... [more]


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