Know About In-vitro Fertilization

Know About In-vitro Fertilization


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Know About In-vitro Fertilization

, Know About In-vitro FertilizationIn-vitro fertilization or IVF is a procedure where egg cells (usually from a donor woman) are fertilized by sperm (from a donor man) outside living being (human body in this case). In-vitro fertilization is commonly used for treatment of fertility (female infertility as well as male infertility), especially when assisted reproductive technology have failed for conceiving for a couple. The babies born after in-vitro fertilization are commonly called “test tube babies”, because the fertilization of ovum with sperm takes place in fluid medium (commonly in a test tube of a laboratory), instead of mother’s uterus as that occurring in natural process.

The procedure of in-vitro fertilization involves controlling of ovulatory process in a woman (infertile women) by use of hormones and removing of ova or eggs from the woman’s ovaries and allowing to get fertilized by sperm (from donor or husband of the woman undergoing treatment of infertility) in a fluid medium in a laboratory or infertility clinic.

The fertilized egg(s) called zygote is then transferred to the patient’s uterus, with an intention to establish successful pregnancy in the woman, in whom natural process has failed to establish successful pregnancy.

In-vitro fertilization or IVF is a commonly used technique for treatment of infertility and its popularity and usefulness is gaining day by day. Many infertile couples have found joy and happiness due to availability of in-vitro fertilization. The cost of in-vitro fertilization varies from country to country and higher cost is the major limitation of in-vitro fertilization.

The in-vitro fertilization technique was developed by Robert G. Edwards, a doctor, for treatment of infertility. Although babies born by in-vitro fertilization technique are called test tube babies, the fertilization actually takes place in Petri dishes shallow glass containers used in laboratories, not in test tubes (may be called a misnomer).

In-vitro fertilization has given ray of hope to many infertile couples and has shown great potential for future use and growth of the IVF is bright.

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