In Vitro Fertilization
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the process by which oocytes (eggs) are fertilized by sperm in a laboratory and the resulting embryo(s) are transferred back into the uterus at a time which is associated with optimal implantation. ICSI (Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection) entails selecting a single sperm and injecting each oocyte singly. This is beneficial for couples with diagnoses complicated by severe male factor.
Additional Techniques

Based on a couple's individual situation, techniques like Intracytoplasmic Injection (ICSI) or Assisted Hatching (AH) may be recommended. Women over 38 years old or with a history of previous failed implantation or cases of severe male factor may benefit from these techniques.

An Embryo Quality Assessment will also help determine the best way for a couple to start their family. The most likely cause of a failed IVF cycle relates to embryo quality. This is dictated partly by the stimulation cycle itself but by far is related to the underlying diagnosis and age of the patient.
 

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