IVF article - Jennifer Miller - HD FS 229 Infertility and...

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Jennifer Miller - HD FS 229 Infertility and Reproduction : Trying to Conceive Introduced in the United States in 1981, in vitro fertilization (IVF) is used as a last resort when other less expensive methods, such as fertility drugs and artificial insemination aren't successful. Only 5% use this method. IVF may help if one of these situations occur: endometriosis low sperm count problems with the uterus of fallopian tubes ovulation problems unexplained fertility problems the sperm is unable to penetrate or survive in the cervical mucus antibody problems that harm the sperm or eggs The IVF procedure combines the egg and sperm, outside the body, in a laboratory. Before the retrieval of the eggs, there are various injections and tests that need to be completed. Hormones are first injected to produce multiple eggs at a each month , rather than just one. The next step is injecting medication to ripen the eggs and start ovulation. An ultrasound and blood work may be done to
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course HD FS 229 taught by Professor Gutshall,donna during the Summer '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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