Donor eggs and embryos

Methodology This procedure does not involve the patient’s egg cells being used. Instead, an egg is donated by another woman. This is then mixed with a man’s sperm cells in a lab. The fertilised egg is then implanted into the patient’s uterus. Choosing a donor for the egg can be a long, complicated and emotional…

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Methodology Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is a procedure that involves a single sperm cell being carefully injected into an individual egg cell. This is then placed in a woman’s uterus. The sperm may need to be removed from the partner or donor using a needle or biopsy, but this procedure usually results in only minor discomfort.The…

IntraUterine and IntraCervical Insemination (IUI and ICI)

Intracervical and Intrauterine Insemination (ICI and IUI) Methodology Intracervical insemination (ICI) and intrauterine insemination (IUI) are the most commonly used ARTs. ICI is the injection of semen into the cervix, while IUI injects the semen directly into the uterine cavity. ICI is the easiest and most common insemination technique, followed by IUI. During ICI procedures, fresh, untreated…

Fertility Surgery Laparoscopy

Laparoscopy If a woman has certain reproductive health issues which affect her ability to conceive, fertility surgery may be an option. Surgery can fix a number of problems including blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts and help reduce genetic defects. A Laparoscopy can help to identify blocked fallopian tubes, as well as myomas, endometriosis and…

Fertility Medication

Methodology A range of fertility medication is available for women, who suffer from ovulation disorders or are considering undergoing fertility treatment. The medication will further enhance their probabilities to conceive, by causing the release of reproductive hormones that either trigger or regulate ovulation. Types of Medications Clomiphene Citrate (CC) CC is structurally similar to oestrogen and binds to oestrogen…