Get Answer on Common Questions on IVF from Dr Shivani Sachdev Gour

Q. What is infertility? When should couples go for IVF?

There are many causes of infertility are due to female and male factors. 
Female factors which can be benefited by IVF are:

  • Blocked fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis
  • PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • Premature ovarian failure
  • Females over age of 40
  • Male factors which can be benefited by IVF:
  • Reduced sperm motility
  • Decreased sperm count
  • Abnormal sperm structure
  • Premature ejaculation
  • Retrograde ejaculation

Q. What is IVF?

The full form of IVF is In Vitro Fertilization which means the fertilization is carried outside the body. Insemination which means meeting of sperm and the egg is done in a petri dish of a laboratory. For this procedure, eggs from the female are retrieved and at the same time sperms from the male partner are collected. After fertilization of the egg and sperm, the embryo is formed which is transferred in the womb of the female. Read More…