What is Assisted Reproduction? Techniques and treatment options

Assisted reproductive technology is a term used to describe the treatment available to help those who have difficulty in conceiving a child naturally. These treatment options usually involve handling and manipulation of eggs and/or sperm in the lab to carry out simple procedures like artificial insemination/ intra uterine insemination (AI/IUI), or more advanced procedures including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and various other treatments.

An ACU offers detailed assessment and management of couples with:
  • Subfertility/Infertility
  • Recurrent miscarriage
  • Recurrent implantation failure (repeated IVF failure)
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Other reproductive and endocrine problems related to infertility
Assisted Conception Techniques and Treatment options
  • Ovulation induction and follicle tracking
  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
  • Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Blastocyst Transfer
  • Embryo Freezing and Frozen Embryo Transfer (FET)
  • Micro Surgical Sperm Aspiration
Other treatments offered by an Assisted Conception Unit
  • Assisted Hatching (AH)
  • Cryopreservation of Semen, Eggs and Embryos
  • Pre-Implantation Genetic Screening, Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGS, PGD)
  • Donor program for Semen, Eggs and Embryos
  • Surrogacy or Gestational Surrogacy
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Treatment of Immunological Problems related to Infertility
  • Surgical Management of Female subfertility Problems
  • Surgical Management of Male Subfertility
  • Treatments for Sexual Intercourse Problems

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