Indications of IVF Treatment
What is the role of IVF in female infertility?
IVF may be used to overcome female infertility when it is due to problems with the fallopian tubes, making in vivo fertilisation difficult.
What is the role of IVF in male infertility?
Defect in sperm quality
Low sperm count
ICSI is done: intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may be used.
What is ICSI?
Sperm cell is injected directly into the egg cell. This is used when sperm has difficulty penetrating the egg.
In these cases the partner’s or a donor’s sperm may be used.
Does ICSI increase the success rates of IVF?
When indicated, the use of ICSI has been found to increase the success rates of IVF.
When a person should plan for IVF Treatment?
Unexplained infertility for women who have not conceived after 2 years of regular unprotected sexual intercourse.
When a women with anovulation should plan for IVF Treatment?
In women with anovulation, IVF may be an alternative after 7 – 12 attempted cycles of ovulation induction.