In vitro fertilization; Current Discoveries and Future Developments

In vitro fertilization; Current Discoveries and Future Developments


In vitro fertilization (IVF) may be defined as a type of medical treatment option for couples who are experiencing infertility and the most common form of assisted reproductive technology that is used for patients suffering from difficulties undergoing conception.

IVF method is used to treat various causes of infertility including for example but not limited to: advanced maternal age, damaged or blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, decreased sperm count and blockage and unexplained infertility. The process consists of five basic steps, namely: Step 1: Stimulation, Step 2: Egg retrieval, Step 3: Insemination and fertilization, Step 4: Embryo culture and Step 5: Embryo transfer.

We can say that IVF field has progressed at a great pace over the last four decades as its technological developments have been beyond imagination, where now there are several new techniques and strategies to treat infertile couples to be able to deliver healthy children of their own, and these developments may include: cryopreservation of surplus embryos, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, cryopreservation of ovarian tissue, uterine transplantation and many other modifications in the field. The development of IVF is only one of the achievements fulfilled by embryologists and medical professionals in the field of reproductive medicine, and we hope to continue in doing our best to ensure infertile couples receive the appropriate treatment for them in order to be able to hold their baby in their arms

The IVF Unit at Al Salam Hospital was established in order to provide counseling regarding different fertility treatments. Whereas the Unit contains an experienced team that consists of a selection of infertility treatment and reproductive assistance experts, specialized doctors, nurses, embryologists and administration staff offering all required services in a warm friendly environment using the latest modern medical methods ‎and techniques to increase the chances of ‎pregnancy.  


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