IVF helps people with infertility who want to have a baby. IVF is expensive and invasive, so couples often try other fertility treatments first. These may include taking fertility drugs or having intrauterine insemination. During that procedure, a doctor transfers sperm directly into a woman’s uterus.
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Infertility issues for which IVF may be necessary include:
reduced fertility in women over the age of 40
blocked or damaged fallopian tubes
reduced ovarian function
male infertility, such as low sperm count or abnormalities in sperm shape
Parents may also choose IVF if they run the risk of passing a genetic disorder on to their offspring. A medical lab can test the embryos for genetic abnormalities. Then, a doctor only implants embryos without genetic defects.