In vitro fertilisation, popularly known as test tube baby, is a process under which the eggs of the woman are removed from her ovaries and sperms of the male partner is collected. The egg is fertilised with the sperm in a laboratory, and the fertilized egg is placed in the woman’s egg to help her conceive.
Fertility experts believe that the capacity to conceive diminishes with age and hence the success rate of IVF also decrease with age. A woman over 35 has less chances of conceiving than a woman of ay 28 or 30 years.
This technique evolved in late 1970s and was mainly used for females having tubal blockage. This technique mainly applies to :-
- Females with both fallopian tubes blocked
- Females with one fallopian tube blocked and one open
- Borderline male sperm count
- Unexplained infertility cases
- Coupled who have failed the traditional treatments like timed intercourse, follicular monitoring, IUI etc.