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Assisted Reproductive Technologies

After evaluation and treatment of a patient, further assisted reproductive technologies are necessary in some cases; these include artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, intrauterine insemination, gamete intrafallopian transfer, and zygote intrafallopian transfer. These are specialized procedures which involve manipulation of gametes or embryos in order to increase a couple's chance of conception.
Indications for IUI
  • Male infertility
  • Cervical factor
  • Endometriosis
  • Unexplained infertility
  • Female humoral antisperm antibodies
  • Indications for intrauterine insemination.
    Credits: Serono Laboratories

    Within the last five years, egg donor programs have been developed in which fertile women donate eggs to women who are either unable to produce their own eggs or who have ovarian destruction from chemotherapy or ovary removal. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) also provides new treatment options for men with functional, numeric, or morphologic defects.
    Intracytoplasmic sperm injection Intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
    Credits:Douglas T.Carrell, Ph.D.,
    C. Matthew Peterson, M.D.

    Credits: C. Matthew Peterson, M.D.