In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a fertility treatment in which sperm and eggs are combined in a laboratory. The resulting embryos are assessed for quality, and one or more are placed in the uterus through the cervix.
IVF is by far the most commonly used high-tech fertility treatment, accounting for more than 99 percent of assisted reproductive technology(ART) procedures. About 1.5 percent of babies born in the United States are conceived using ART.
IVF can help you get pregnant if you have problems with ovulation or egg quality, blocked fallopian tubes, or endometriosis; if your partner has problems with sperm count or motility; or if you're using donor eggs to become pregnant.
IVF may also be an option if your doctor can't pinpoint the problem (this is called "unexplained infertility") or if other treatments have been unsuccessful.
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