5 Reasons Someone Might Have In Vitro Fertilization

The fallopian tube helps the eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus. When the fallopian tubes are damaged or blocked, it becomes difficult for the egg to travel from the ovaries to the uterus, causing infertility.

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New Delhi: In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a process where a mature egg (the female gamete) is fertilized by sperm (the male gamete) in a laboratory. This is usually done to help people conceive. In this process, the gametes used can belong to the respective couple or use someone else’s gametes for the fertilization process.

However, this process can be long and can also be taxing on the physical and mental health of the individual. IVF can also be expensive for people and not everyone may be able to afford it. But there are people who resort to this procedure in several circumstances.

Take a look at the different reasons why people use this fertilization process.

  1. Endometriosis: This is one of the main causes of infertility. Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to that of the inner lining of the uterus grows outside of it and affects the functioning of the reproductive organs.
  2. Damaged fallopian tubes: The fallopian tube helps the eggs travel from the ovaries to the uterus. When the fallopian tubes are damaged or blocked, it becomes difficult for the egg to travel from the ovaries to the uterus, causing infertility.
  3. Problem in ovulation: When there is no proper ovulation or when ovulation occurs infrequently, eggs may not always be available for fertilization, which could be another cause of infertility.
  4. Problem in sperm: There could be a problem in the production of sperm or there could be a deformity in the shape, size or movement of the sperm which makes it difficult for the gamete to fertilize an egg.
  5. Unexplained reasons: This could also be a cause. Even after repeated testing and screening, when a couple is unable to conceive, they can resort to IVF.

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