Infertility refers to an inability to conceive after having regular unprotected sex. Infertility can also refer to the biological inability of an individual to contribute to conception, or to a female who cannot carry a pregnancy to full term.
Risk Factor of Infertility:
Being Obese or Overweight
Sexually transmitted Infection
Exposure to some chemicals
Causes of Infertility in Women :
Problem in the uterus or fallopian tube
Causes of Infertility in men:
Causes of abnormal semen:
Overheating the testicles
What Is IUI ?
With this technique, prepared sperm is inserted into the female’s uterus at the most fertile time. This technique may use the male partner’s sperm or, if required, donor sperm.
How IUI Works
Treatment can include a natural or a stimulated cycle, and scans on a regular basis. When two or less follicles have developed to the appropriate size, an injection is given which
helps get the oocytes ready for fertilisation. On the day of IUI, the male partner is requested to attend the clinic to provide a sample. This will be prepared in the lab with the IUI
procedure itself taking about 15 minutes. It is a simple procedure which doesn’t require any sedation or pain relief. There is a 15 to 20% success rate with this method. We recommend up
to three IUI attempts.
Who Needs IUI?
Women under the age of 40 with patent (open) fallopian tubesWomen with a normal ovarian reserve profileWomen not suffering with Endometriosis
What Is IVF ?
Around since 1978, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) literally means ‘in glass’ fertilisation.
How IVF Works
Some medication is given to the female, as a first step, to allow her to produce more than just one egg. Eggs are collected just as they are ready to be ovulated and
mixed with specially prepared sperm in the laboratory. Any resultant embryos are then allowed to develop before being placed into the uterus. Surplus, good quality embryos
can be frozen or ‘cryopreserved’ for use at a later date.
Who Needs IVF ?
IVF is suitable for couples that have exhibited blocked fallopian tubes, an ovulation problem, sub-optimal semen quality or in a situation where no clear diagnosis has been made.
What Is ICSI ?
This is a different, more sophisticated form of IVF where the scientist injects a single sperm into the egg to assist fertilisation. This technique is an excellent treatment if the sperm is
of poor quality.
How ICSI Works
The ovaries are stimulated to produce several eggs. However, instead of simply mixing the sperm and the eggs together, an embryologist will inject a sperm into each egg using a special
Who Needs ICSI ?
This technique allows couples the opportunity of having a family where conventional IVF would not have worked. ICSI is recommended for couples when the sperm count is particularly low, has poor
structure or with low motility. It is also used in cases where conventional IVF has shown a very low fertilisation rate .