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Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

Intrauterine Insemination – or IUI is used to get sperm into the uterus at the time of ovulation. To accomplish this washed or processed sperm is injected via a thin catheter through the cervix and into the uterine cavity thus enabling the sperm to be in the right place at the right time.

In Vitro Fertilization

In Vitro Fertilization – IVF – A woman takes hormonal medications to stimulate the development of multiple eggs (in her ovaries) which are then retrieved, fertilized in the laboratory with her partner’s sperm, cultured and grown for 5 or 6 days, and then selectively transferred to her uterus. There are multiple indications for this procedure.

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection – also called ICSI – entails selecting and injecting individual sperm into eggs. It can be used to improve the chances of fertilization when there is severe male factor infertility.

Epididymal or Testicular Sperm Aspiration

Epididymal or Testicular Sperm Aspiration- If a man’s sperm is unable to travel from his testicles and into his ejaculate they can be obtained directly from the testicles with a thin needle or via a simple microsurgical technique.

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