Cure on Tour, the world's foremost experts on medical travel, have just announced enhancements to their popular Fertility Programs. A complete slate of the latest fertility treatments including In-Vitro Fertilization ( IVF ), Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection ( ICSI ) and Intra-Uterine Insemination ( IUI ) are now available for Cure on Tour clients. The three treatment options differ in the following ways:
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
IVF involves taking eggs from the woman, fertilizing them in the laboratory with her partner's sperm and transferring the resulting embryos to her uterus 3-5 days later. IVF typically involves :
1. Stimulation of the woman's ovary with hormone injections to produce more eggs.
2. Removing the eggs from the body .
3. Obtaining the partner's semen.
4. Fertilization of the eggs in the laboratory.
5. Placing the embryos in the uterus.
6. Using further medications to strengthen the uterus until the day of the pregnancy test.
If there are extra embryos left after the embryo transfer procedure, they can be frozen if another treatment becomes necessary. It is an effective treatment for almost all causes of infertility.
Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
ICSI involves injection of a single sperm in to an egg in order to cause fertilization. The steps involved are the same as for IVF except that in the laboratory, a single sperm is picked up with a fine needle and injected into the egg.
This procedure is repeated for all the good quality eggs. ICSI has been shown to help women and couples with infertility problems due to poor quality sperm. In this situation, the couples are unable to have a baby because the sperm can not enter and fertilize the egg and ICSI is often the only hope to have a baby. Pregnancy rates are similar to IVF.
Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI)
This is the simplest form of assisted conception treatment. It involves inserting sperm into the woman's uterus at the time of ovulation. The sperm sample is first examined and filtered to remove dead and weak sperm. The best sperm are then strengthened even further to improve their ability to penetrate an egg. Usually, this procedure is helped with hormonal medications to stimulate egg production.
This combination of good sperm, extra eggs and timing during ovulation is the key to success. IUI is useful for couples with unexplained infertility and where the partner's sperm is slightly deficient. It cannot be used where the fallopian tubes are damaged or if the sperm is deemed too weak for self-penetration.
After ovarian stimulation and egg pick-up, there are often some extra embryos left. If these are healthy looking, they may be frozen. By freezing these embryos, you have the chance to attempt pregnancy again at a later date. As the embryos have already been formed, no further injections or operative procedure to remove the eggs is necessary. We just have to place the embryos back in the uterus at the right time of the month when the uterus is most fertile.
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