Fertility Treatments

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  • Created on: 18-04-13 20:40

Hormones

Some women do not produce enough FSH, meaning an egg cannot be matured, meaning an egg cannot be released and they cannot get pregnant

FSH and LH can be injected into the woman to help an egg be released

Pros

The woman can get pregnant

Cons

Might not work, meaning mulitple tries which can be expensive

Can cause multiple eggs to be stimulated causing unwanted triplets etc.

IVF

In-vitro fertilisation

Eggs are collected from a woman's ovaries and fertilised in a lab using the man's sperm

When an embryo is formed it is inserted into the woman's uterus to increase chance of pregnancy

They are then given FSH and LH to stimulate egg production

Pros

The infertile couple can produce offspring that is genetically

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