In vitro fertilization is a procedure for treating infertility and associated genetic problems and is contributory to conception process. In vitro fertilization process implies collection of mature eggs from ovaries and their in vitro fertilization with the sperm injection. Then the fertilized egg (embryo) or eggs are transferred into the patient's womb. One procedure of in vitro fertilization requires about two weeks. In vitro fertilization is the most effective form of assisted reproductive technologies. In many cases, in vitro fertilization is used as a direct treatment in women over 40 years. At times this procedure can be used due to health condition . For example, in vitro fertilization may be required in case of following disorders:
- Tubal /peritoneal infertility
- Ovulation dysfunction
- Immunological infertility
- Spermatogenesis disorders
- Premature ovarian failure
- Need for surrogacy-donation
Your doctor can help you understand how the in vitro procedure works, explain the potential risks and whether this method of treatment is suitable for you.