IVF is one of the more widely known types of assisted reproductive technology (ART). If natural pregnancy is not possible, fertility treatment is an option. IVF can be used to help couples with a variety of fertility challenges to get pregnant. It is a combination of medicines and surgical procedures. It is used to help sperm fertilize an egg, and help the fertilized egg implant in your uterus. We can say that In-vitro fertilization (IVF) can help achieve pregnancy when other treatments have not worked.
IVF has long been used for the treatment of infertility, although it is not as effective in severe male infertility. Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is similar to IVF as eggs and sperm are collected from each partner or donor. ICSI differs in term to IVF as each egg is individually injected with a single sperm, bypassing the stage where the sperm has to naturally penetrate the egg. ICSI is used when the male partner has an abnormal semen analysis. ICSI procedure is very effective when there is a male infertility factor.