Alternatives to embryo transfer

In vitro fertilization (IVF)

In IVF, sperm and eggs are fertilized in a laboratory after being removed from the ovaries. The resulting embryos are then placed in the uterus.

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI):

A single sperm is inserted into an egg during ICSI, a kind of IVF. When there are sperm abnormalities, this is frequently used.

Zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT):

While ZIFT is comparable to IVF, embryos are implanted in the fallopian tubes rather than being transferred to the uterus.

Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT):

Couples that don't want to transfer embryos to the uterus have GIFT as an alternative. In GIFT, eggs and sperm are inserted in the fallopian tubes, where fertilization happens.

Donor eggs:

If you are unable to use your own egg, donor eggs may be an option. With the help of your partner, these eggs are fertilized.

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