Infertility refers to an inability to conceive after having regular unprotected sex. It can also refer to the biological inability of an individual to contribute to conception, or to a female who cannot carry a pregnancy to full term. Most couples who have unprotected sex at least twice per week are able to become pregnant within one year. If after one year couple has not become the parent it is because of infertility problem.
Infertility may from men & women or both partners. Mostly aging reduces a woman’s ability to become pregnant. When Women grows older, ovulation process or egg releasing becomes very slow or ineffective. Aging begins to reduce fertility as early as age 30. Pregnancy rates are very low after age 44. Infertility treatment depends on types of infertility or reason also.
- 20% of cases of infertility are due to a problem in the man.
- About 40% to 50% of cases of infertility are due to a problem in the woman.
- About 30% to 40% of cases of infertility are due to problems in both the man and the woman.
If hormone imbalance or low count for supply fertility drugs may help for men or women to back on to the healthy reproductive system. Fertility drugs also help with unexplained infertility. Also, fertility medications may help to stimulate the ovary to release one or more eggs. It helps to adjust the levels of natural hormones caused by the failure of the ovary to release eggs. This performs in injection hormone medications. Most fertility treatments require the supervision of a fertility specialist.
Fertility drugs help to eggs for travel naturally from the ovary into the uterus. When Fallopian tubes are healthy. Surgery may use to crop the mature eggs after fertility drug treatment.
Surgical Treatment help to blocked Fallopian tubes, endometriosis, fibroids, anatomic problems with reproductive organs or ovarian cysts. Surgery Treatment for infertility done by a thin tube (laparoscope), help to diagnose the problem clear the way of conceiving.
In vitro fertilization (IVF)
IVF is the oldest or best ART technique used for almost everyone with fertility problems or condition like endometriosis, cervical factor, immunologic, male factor, and unexplained infertility. The process of IVF is collecting the eggs and mix with partner’s sperm in the laboratory. When eggs are fertilized (embryos) transfer back into the uterus after 2–3 days or after 5–6 days. Read More
Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
Unstimulated IUI or stimulated IUI may use as a first-line infertility treatment. Unexplained infertility, low sperm count or other condition that sperm does not swim too well. IUI is also may use for couples who can’t use sperm or lesbian couples & single women. The process did with sperm that directly inserted into the uterus using a special catheter or a syringe. Read More
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) & Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT).
These are variations of IVF, require at least one good Fallopian tube. Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT): Surgically removes eggs from the ovary, combine with sperm in a laboratory, to produce tiny embryos. When embryos place in the Fallopian tube.
Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT): Eggs & sperm are placed in the Fallopian tube before the sperm has fertilized the egg. This allows the eggs and sperm to fertilize inside the woman.
This is an another option for infertility collecting with healthy eggs from younger donor & place in the women for increasing the chances for the conceive. Egg donation for single women and lesbian couples & Sperm donation for heterosexual couples.
Cost of Infertility Treatment
The cost of Infertility Treatment for one cycle varies from $800 to $8000 depending on other factors and one geographic area to another. Egg donor and sperm donor charges will be additional to this cost.