Fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be complex, oftentimes involving many decisions along the way. One of the toughest questions couples face is “How many embryos should we transfer?” This is an important qu22estion. Evolving Technology IVF is the process of stimulating the ovaries to produce multiple eggs, which are retrieved, fertilized with sperm, and result in embryos that are then transferred…Comments Off on How Many Embryos Should We Transfer?
When in vitro fertilization (IVF) was first established in 1978, the fertilization process was accomplished by placing sperm close to an egg and then waiting for fertilization to spontaneously occur. It was noted in these early days of IVF, though, that eggs often had poor fertilization rates with male factor infertility. Today, an assisted reproductive technology called ICSI, or intracytoplasmic sperm injection, has been developed…Comments Off on Fertilization through ICSI