Medical advancement brings many infertility treatment options which are safe and provide effective result. The doctor offers the treatment plan depending upon the couple’s condition. Commencement of treatment depends upon the mutual consideration of the doctor’s advice and the couple’s decision. Following are some fertility treatments that have established decades ago. But the medical science evolves continuously. These procedures are advancing with time to provide better fertility treatment outcomes.
IUI technique is used for male infertility treatment. IUI technique makes sperm more concentrated form and directly inserted into the uterine cavity of the intended mother at the ovulation period to increase the scope of pregnancy. IUI technique is effective in the case of the female partner is normal. The IUI procedure is completed within 24 hours.
IVF is a well-established technique usually recommended when other infertility treatment does not provide effective result. The IVF process is commonly known as the test tube baby technique. In this technique, eggs from the intended mother/donor and sperms from the intended father or donor are artificially fertilized in the laboratory. The created embryo is then implanted into the mother’s uterus within 2 to 5 days. IVF technique is a lengthy process and couples need to visit the clinic multiple times.
This process is quite similar to the IVS process, but single sperm is used in this technique. The sperm is directly injected into the egg for artificial fertilization in the laboratory setup. If fertilization is successful and the embryo is formed, then it transfers to the uterine cavity of the intended mother within 2 to 5 days.
This process is specifically utilized for severe male factor infertility. In this process, a very less number of sperms are collected from semen samples or directly from the testis. Among them, high-quality sperm is selected for fertilization. Donor sperm can also be used in case of absence of sperm or low viability of sperm.
Hormone replacement therapy
Women after menopause can also have a scope to become pregnant through hormone replacement therapy. However, multiple tests require checking the ability to carry the pregnancy. Sometimes donor eggs are also used to increase the scope of pregnancy.
Newest fertility treatments
With the advancement of medical science, new fertility treatments are being developed. Most of these advanced fertility treatments are undergoing clinical trials every day to provide new pregnancy options. Following are different newest fertility treatments:
In this procedure, a certain part of ovarian tissue is surgically removed and preserved through freezing for future transplantation. Recent study results found some promising results using treatment. This treatment is specifically recommended for women having cancer and prescribe treatment may hamper their fertility. In the modern age, women who want to secure their motherhood for the future because they have some other priorities in their early reproductive life may also opt for ovarian cryopreservation.
Yet now different medical case report stated that ovarian cryopreservation helped women who have undergone the procedure to regain their natural fertility or have conceived through IVF. This treatment also helps women to restore normal hormonal levels.
In-vitro maturation (IVM)
IVM is quite similar to IVF. In IVF matured eggs and sperm are used for fertilization. But in IVM, immature eggs retrieve and then matured in a lab under very specific conditions. Approximately after 48 hours eggs are matured and prepare to fertilize artificially as in IVF. A woman needs to get a course of injections for preparing the endometrium for embryo implantation. Then, the embryos are transferred into the uterus. This technique is more inexpensive than IVF. Moreover, IVM involves fewer hormonal injections. Therefore, patients can be tried this with higher regularity.
Hysterosalpingography with oil contrast
Hysterosalpingography is an established diagnostic procedure to monitor the fallopian tubes of a female. A recent study showed reported that oil-based contrast flushing in the fallopian tubes can improve fertility.
Cryopreservation of eggs and embryos is possible for future use. Mature oocyte cryopreservation or egg freezing can be an option for women to preserve their fertility, as many of the modern age women are not ready to get pregnant but would like to start a family in the future. Even cryopreservation is an option for women who require treatments that affect their fertility. It has been found that younger-aged eggs give a better possibility of conceiving at a later age. For this, consultation with a fertility specialist can be able to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.
Fertility issues not only a physical problem but create high emotional stress. But the new advancement of fertility treatment options helps patients to achieve their dreams to enjoy their parenthood. The new fertility treatments are more advanced and can provide a specialized and successful result. The patient should consult with a fertility specialist to select the right treatment option to make conceiving easier.
Ravi Sharma is a self-motivated, successful entrepreneur and has a solid experience in the fertility segment. and he is the director at ARTbaby Global (ARThealthcare). He is a pharmacy graduate with post-graduation in business administration and has 14 years of rich experience in the field of infertility segment. He loves to write about IVF, Surrogacy, and other ART (assisted reproductive technology) news, issues, and updates. He is a Pharmacy graduate (B. Pharm) and M.B.A (marketing).
His most recent success includes the successful launch of the medical tourism company, ARTbaby, which offers treatment options for infertility, egg donation, and surrogacy. He likes spending time with his family and writing about various aspects of IVF surrogacy and donating eggs.