Gynaecologist Mr Gazvani specialist in infertility and assisted conception treatment and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.
Assisted Conception falls into three main areas. Below is a link to each of these three areas, all of which contain detailed information.
The three main areas of Assisted Conception are:-
IVF (In-Vitro Fertilisation)
This is the most used assisted conception technique worldwide. IVF literally means fertilisation “in-glass”, hence the origin of the name “test tube baby”. For IVF, eggs are collected from the ovaries and then put together with sperm to fertilise in a laboratory dish before being transferred into the uterus (womb).
ICSI (Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection)
This is a more sophisticated technique as compared to conventional IVF. Up to the point of egg collection, ICSI and IVF do not differ.
This is a relatively simple fertility treatment that involves inserting prepared sperm into the uterus (womb) around the time of ovulation (release of an egg) using a very fine tube known as a catheter.
IUI is usually the first line treatment for unexplained subfertility. It is necessary that the fallopian tubes are patent (healthy) and the sperm is normal before embarking upon IUI.
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