In vitro fertilization is probably the most well-known fertility treatment. IVF treatment involves combining retrieved eggs with sperm in the controlled environment of an embryology laboratory. The resulting embryos are then placed in the woman’s uterus. IVF treatment is often recommended if you have one of the following problems:
- Uterine fibroids
- Fallopian tube damage or blockages
- Disorders that affect ovulation
- Premature ovarian failure
- Problems with sperm quality or quantity
IVF can also ensure that embryos aren’t affected by genetic diseases and preserve your fertility if you are undergoing cancer therapy or want to delay parenthood for other reasons.