Modern Day Fertility Treatments

There are various people who face difficulties in conceiving children but with the help of modern medicine, it is no longer a remediless task. There are plenty of hospitals and clinics that arrange fertility treatments based on the most viable option based on what is required for the patient as well as the affordability of the treatment. At the end of the spectrum lies adoption. It will be wise to consult a specialist to identify the options available which determines how ones resources can be spent most effectively. Here are some of the fertility treatments available around the globe which mainly revolve around assisted reproductive technology.

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

When there are issues with sperm in relation to fertility, these injections aid in the fertility phase of in-vitro fertilisation. There are various ways in which sperm is collected if it cannot be naturally collected. This can be due to the fact that there is a block in the passage of sperm or if there is a problem with the production or development of sperm. At times, genetic tests are carried out on men with low or no sperm count before this procedure begins. The sperm may be surgically removed by making an incision on the testicles and it can be removed via an injection.

Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer

This procedure consists of mixing sperm and egg after which it is instantly implanted in the fallopian tube which needs to be healthy for this treatment to work. This procedure is different to the best in-vitro fertilisation as this takes place inside the female body instead of a test tube in a laboratory. An x-ray will be taken of the fallopian tubes to ensure that at least one is healthy before commencing the treatment. An instrument named a laparoscope is used to check for the presence of scar tissue and then to extract the eggs which are mixed with the sperm in a catheter and inserted into the fallopian tube. Medication is provided to ensure that the growth remains healthy and supported.

Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer

The main difference between ZIFT and GIFT is that it is not a mixture of sperm and egg that is transferred but it is the egg itself that is planted in the fallopian tube. Medication is provided to increase egg production in the ovaries and then they are collected to be fertilized in a laboratory. Once fertilized, it is then transferred back into the fallopian tube within a day or a maximum of 5 days. Once this is completed, the patient will be monitored for symptoms of pregnancy.

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