For women, the factors that cause infertility include advancing age, ovulation problems, hormonal imbalance, endometriosis, or obstruction of the fallopian tubes. For men, the causes of infertility include a low sperm count, poor quality of sperm, and obstruction of the vas deferens (or the duct through which the sperms pass from the testicles to the urethra).
In addition, our hectic lifestyle and environmental factors can also contribute to infertility, These factors include stress, cigarette smoking, and pressures at work and other social factors that cause a couple to postpone having a baby at a later date.
Here at IVF Centre at Medini, we offer the latest infertility treatments and Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART) that will enable couples to overcome infertility and have that baby they have long desired.
Conception with Specialist Assistance
At present, there are several infertility treatments that are available to couples who are having difficulty in conceiving a child. The treatment could be as simple as taking oral hormones and other medications to induce and regulate ovulation. If these simple treatments fail, Intra-Uterine Insemination (IUI) will be done, a procedure which entails transferring sperm/semen directly into the uterus to achieve conception.
If greater intervention is required to achieve pregnancy, our specialists will move on to the Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART).
Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART)
ART entails the retrieval of eggs from the woman and/or sperm from the man. Both are fertilised outside the body in a controlled laboratory setting through IVF (also known as the “test tube baby” programme) or ICSI to form embryos. These embryos are then stored in a special incubator and later implanted in the woman’s uterus through another operation.
An ART treatment is considered successful if the procedure leads to pregnancy. The success rate of these treatments is largely dependent upon the woman’s age. The highest pregnancy rates (estimated at 40 percent per attempt) can be found in women below the age of 35. This figure drops to 10-15 percent at the age of 40 and drops further to less than 1 percent by 45 years old.
It is the recommendation of our specialists to attempt getting pregnant – with or without ART – during a woman’s childbearing years between the ages of 20 and 35 years old.