If you’ve been trying to conceive for over a 12 months, or for women over 35 for six months, without success, it’s time to seek help. There are are various treatment options available that can help even the most severe cases of infertility. For example:
In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) is one of the most well-know assisted reproduction techniques. It involves fertilisation and embryo development taking place inside a laboratory. It is often recommended in cases of long-term infertility, endometriosis, fallopian tube damage or injury or severe male factor infertility. It is also recommended in cases where previous attempts with lower complexity treatments have been unsuccessful.
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a low-complexity fertility treatment that can be used to treat minor fertility problems. Intrauterine insemination is a type of artificial insemination and it is one of the least invasive fertility treatments. The menstrual cycle is monitored so the procedure can be timed when ovulation takes place. During the procedure, a prepared semen sample is deposited inside the uterus.
It is becoming increasingly common to use donor eggs or sperm in an IVF treatment. Donor eggs or sperm are often recommended in cases where there are unknown or untreatable issues with a patient’s own eggs or sperm. Different laws apply to gamete donation in different countries. As a result, anonymity and waiting times at an IVI clinic in the UK differ to those at one of our clinics in Spain.