In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a method of assisted reproduction that involves combining an egg with sperm in a laboratory dish. If the egg fertilizes and begins cell division, the resulting embryo is transferred into the woman’s uterus where it will hopefully implant in the uterine lining and further develop. IVF bypasses the fallopian tubes and is usually the treatment choice for women who have badly damaged or absent tubes.

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Why Do We Treat Infertility Like It’s Just Rich Women’s Problem?

Senate Lifts Restrictions On IVF Embryo Screenings

NHS Accused Of Rationing Fertility Treatments

Unfulfilled Dreams of Having a Baby May Put Women at Risk of Depression

In Vitro Fertilization Service Warranted, Physicians Say

Three-parent Babies: ‘As Long as She’s Healthy, I Don’t Care’, Says Mother of IVF Child

NICHD Announces Funding for Study of Long-Term Outcomes of Assisted Reproduction

Funding Opportunities on Long-Term Outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Older Women Should Move More Quickly to IVF

Aging Women Should Move More Quickly to IVF

New Report Recommends Policy and Practice Changes in Fertility Treatment for Fewer Multiple Births

CDC's Latest Assisted Reproductive Technology National Summary Report and National Surveillance System Data Available

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Releases New Annual Report on In Vitro Fertilization Procedures

SART Releases New Annual Report on In Vitro Fertilization Procedures

The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Has Released a New Report- Misconduct in Third-Party Assisted Reproduction

Ethics and Assisted Reproductive Technology Is the Theme of January’s Virtual Mentor

Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine Announces New Grant Opportunities

CDC Releases ART Surveillance Summary for 2010

Frozen Donor Eggs Are As Efficient As Fresh, And Are More Cost Effective

Disaster Planning and Colleagues’ Cooperation Mitigate Harms to Patients from Hurricane Sandy

Couples Decline Single Embryo Transfer Even When Offered Financial Incentives; Many Desire to Have Twins

Cost Biggest Anxiety for IVF Patients

Use of Donor Sperm by Lesbian Couples Increases After Gay Marriage Legal

Five Million Babies Born with Help of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

In ART Cycles, Retrieval of More than 15 Eggs Leads to Increased Risk of Complications, But Only Minor Increase in Birth Rate

ASRM Responds to New York Times Op-Ed on Success of Infertility Treatments

Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine Announces 2013 Award Recipients

Probability Of Live Birth After Egg Freezing Related To Patient Age And Freezing Method

ASRM Mourns Loss of IVF Pioneer Sir Robert Edwards

ASRM Mourns Loss of IVF Pioneer Sir Robert Edwards

Author Interview with Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.

Bills in Arizona and North Dakota Carry ASRM and SART Opposition

Newest Assisted Reproductive Technologies Outcomes Data Released; SART Reports 59,466 ART Babies Born; ART Multiple Birth Rates Continue to Decline

New Egg Donor Informed Consent Tool (EDICT) Demonstrates and Documents Prospective Donors’ Understanding

Fertility Experts Issue New Report on Egg Freezing: ASRM Lifts 'Experimental' Label from Technique

Help Get The Word Out - Link to ReproductiveFacts.org

FIGO Committee on Reproductive Medicine Task Force in India

View point: Strategies to improve access to quality infertility care in South Africa

ASRM Unveils New Patient Video Series: Understanding Infertility - The Basics

Single embryo transfer is routine in Nordic countries

56,790 Children Born in 2008 from ART; Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Releases Data from 2008 Clinic Outcome Reports

Publications

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Fertility Drugs and the Risk of Multiple Births

Hydrosalpinx

Risks of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Tecnologías de Reproducción Asistida

Cryopreserved embryos in the United States and their availability for research

An employer’s experience with infertility coverage: a case study

Age and Fertility (booklet)

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Progesterone supplementation during the luteal phase and in early pregnancy in the treatment of infertility: an educational bulletin

The management of infertility due to obstructive azoospermia

The role of tubal surgery in the era of assisted reproductive technology

Recommendations for gamete and embryo donation

Recommendations for development of an emergency plan for in vitro fertilization programs: a committee opinion

Recommendations for reducing the risk of viral transmission during fertility treatment

Criteria for number of embryos to transfer: a committee opinion

Revised minimum standards for practices offering assisted reproductive technologies

Position statement on West Nile virus

Position on donors and smallpox vaccine: a committee opinion

Correct coding for laboratory procedures during assisted reproductive technology cycles

Anti-phospholipid antibodies do not affect IVF success

Blastocyst culture and transfer in clinical-assisted reproduction

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for non-male factor: a committee opinion

Mature oocyte cryopreservation: a guideline

Round spermatid nucleus injection (ROSNI)

The clinical utility of sperm DNA integrity testing

Bibliography for Children and Parents of Third Party Reproduction

Farmacos para la fertilidad y riesgo de partos multiples

Agentes sensibilizadores a la insulina y SOP

Estrés e infertilidad

Impact Of Age On Female Fertility

Smoking And Infertility

Elective Single Embryo Transfer

Multiple gestation associated with infertility therapy

Eclosión asistida (Assisted hatching)

¿Qué es una inyección intracitoplasmática de espermatozoides (ICSI)?

Riesgos de la fertilización in vitro (Risks of IVF)

Hydrosalpinx (Hydrosalpinx)

Fertility Options after Vasectomy

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)

Progesterone Supplementation During In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Cycles

Insuficiencia Ovárica Prematura (IOP) (Premature ovarian failure

Suplementos de progesterona durante los ciclos de fertilización in vitro (FIV) (Progesterone supplementation during IVF cycles)

Elective single embryo transfer

Recommendations for practices utilitzing gestational carriers

Transferencia electiva de un único embrión (eSET)

Evaluation and treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss: a committee opinion

Sindrome de ovario poliquistico [SOP] (PCOS)

Los farmacos para la fertilidad y el riesgo de partos multiples

Portadora gestacional (sustituta)

Annotated Bibliography for Children and Parents of Assisted Reproduction(2)

Edad y Fertilidad (Age and Fertility)

Endometriosis (Spanish booklet)

Medicamentos Para Inducir La Ovulación (Medications for inducing ovulation)

Embarazo y Nacimientos Múltiples: Mellizos, Trillizos, o Mayor Número de Bebés (Multiple pregnancy and birth)

Cross-border reproductive care

Consideration of the gestational carrier

Use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for serious adult onset conditions

Ovarian tissue cryopreservation

Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)

Treatment of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL)

Varicocele

Gamete (Eggs And Sperm) And Embryo Donation

Reserva ovárica (predecir el potencial de fertilidad de una mujer)

Role of assisted hatching in in vitro fertlization

Can I freeze my eggs to use later if I'm not sick?

What do I need to know about conceiving after tubal surgery?

Medicamentos orales para la inducción de la ovulación

¿Puedo congelar mis óvulos para usarlos más adelante si estoy saludable?

Resources

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Tissue Encapsulation of the Proximal Essure Micro-insert from the Uterinecavity Following Hysteroscopic Sterilization

Frequently Asked Questions

Research Spotlight

What Is SART?

Suggested Reading

Progesterone

Gonadotropin Stimulation

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Intramuscular Injections

Injection Techniques and Medications

Financial Information

Cycle Cancellation

Questions and Answers

Third Party Reproduction

Micromanipulation

Oocyte Retrieval and Embryo Transfer

Minimal Stimulation IVF-ET

ART Medications

Preparing for IVF: Emotional Considerations

ART: Step-by-Step Guide

Evaluation before IVF

Success Rates

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Who Is To Report ART Cycles?

Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics

Quick Facts About Infertility

Hysteroscopy in Women with Implantation Failures after in vitro fertilization: Findings and Effect on Subsequent Pregnancy Rates

State Infertility Insurance Laws

Frequently Asked Questions About Infertility

Q05: What is In Vitro Fertilization?

Q06: Is In Vitro Fertilization Expensive?

Q07: Does In Vitro Fertilization Work?

Oversight of Assisted Reproductive Technology

A Patient's Guide to Assisted Reproductive Technology

Understanding Infertility - The Basics

Coping With Infertility

Infertility Treatments

Dr. Howard Jones, Jr. Speaks About IVF in the 21st Century

Q10: What if my eggs don’t fertilize?

Q11: What are my options if I decide not to use my stored embryos?

Essure multicenter off-label treatment for hydrosalpinx before in vitro fertilization

Q13. Should we have genetic testing?

Q12. What if I don’t respond to the drugs for ovarian stimulation?

Fibroid Tumors

The effect of laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy versus coagulation in bilateral endometriomas

ASRM Position Statement on Personhood Measures

Medications for Inducing Ovulation

Infertility treatments, including IVF and similar procedures, account for approx 0.07 percent of U.S. health care costs

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Fertility Drugs And The Risk Of Multiple Births

Challenges of Parenting Multiples

Conditions Treated With Adnexal Surgery

Side effects of injectable fertility drugs (gonadotropins)

Endometriosis

Gestational Carrier (Surrogate)

Egg Donation

Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)

Embryo Donation

Endometriosis: Does It Cause Infertility?

Fertility Options After Vasectomy

Genetic Screening for Birth Defects

Hydrosalpinx

Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

Intrauterine Adhesions

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)

Ovarian Reserve (Predicting Fertility Potential in Women)

Progesterone Supplementation During In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Cycles

Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

Reproductive Aging in Women

Risks of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Smoking and Infertility

Sperm Recovery after Spinal Cord Injury in Men

Sperm Shape (Morphology): Does It Affect Fertility?

Weight and Fertility

Age and Fertility

The Goal Of Infertility Treatment

Ectopic Pregnancy (booklet)

Multiple Pregnancy and Birth: Twins, Triplets, and High-order Multiples

Third-party Reproduction: Sperm, egg, and embryo donation and surrogacy

Assisted Reproductive Technology

09-2013 Case of the Month

11-2013 Case of the Month

Datos Sobre la Infertilidad

Multiple Pregnancy

Fertility Rights and Responsibilities

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