What is In vitro fertilisation?
Here is an explanation of how this consolidated assisted reproductive technology works and the cases in which it is considered the most suitable option
Last July marked the 35th birthday of Louise Brown, the first person born as the result of In vitro fertilisation. After more than three decades of development, the technique, popularly known as IVF, is now a full consolidated assisted reproductive technique thanks to which more than five million women from all over the world have fulfilled their dream of being mothers.
There are two types of in vitro fertilisation: the so-called classic IVF and IVF with ICSI. The first technique consists of incubating the eggs with the sperm and waiting for fertilisation to take place, whereas in the second an intracytoplasm sperm injection (ICSI) is applied inside the egg, thereby ensuring that fertilisation failures are less frequent.
The use of ICSI represents a great breakthrough in treating problems of infertility in the male, and it is the fertilisation technique that is used in the majority of cases.
The application of this technique requires only one sperm per egg. When the egg has bee fertilised it is incubated until it starts to develop and is converted into an embryo. Once this has occurred, it is transferred to the uterus to continue its development.
No matter what your situation is, Eugin offers you one of these four options:
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