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Solutions to Infertility Reproductive Technologies.

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1 Solutions to Infertility Reproductive Technologies

2 1.Artificial Insemination (AI) injecting a sample of sperm from the male partner into the female partner's reproductive tract. Used by..... - infertile couple (ie man with a low sperm count) - woman without a partner who wants a child

3 2.In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) –fertilization takes place outside the body in a laboratory procedure –fertilized oocytes are implanted in the uterus –may be used in conjunction with “in vitro maturation”

4 in vitro maturation (IVM) - where primary follicles are removed and induced to mature into secondary follicles. IVM is used to produce numerous oocytes for IVF

5 Used by.... –a woman with damaged or blocked oviducts

6 3.Superovulation FSH injections HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) injections mimics effect of LH Used to.... produce multiple eggs for IVF or to increase the chance of pregnancy

7 4.Surrogate Motherhood Either –a fertilized oocyte from from an infertile couple is placed in the uterus of a surrogate mother or –a surrogate undergoes AI using sperm from the male of an infertile couple Used by.... a woman who cannot bring a child to term

8 5.Cryopreservation oocytes, semen or embryo are preserved by freezing Used by.... a male or female cancer patient who may become sterile due to radiation therapy a sperm bank that supplies semen for AI

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