In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a method of assisted reproduction in which sperm and egg are combined in a laboratory setting to allow for fertilization outside of the body with subsequent transfer of the embryo back into the uterus.

Infertility has been estimated to affect more than 7 million people just in the United States. But they are not the only group who benefit from IVF

IVF is commonly used by:
⦁ Women with blocked or damaged fallopian tubes or no fallopian tubes at all,
⦁ Women who do not ovulate and do not respond to less aggressive fertility treatments,
⦁ Women with recurrent pregnancy loss (multiple miscarriages)
⦁ Men with extremely compromised sperm concentrations or who don’t produce any sperm, including those with prior vasectomy or failed vasectomy reversals,
⦁ LGBTQ individuals or couples for family-building,
⦁ Single-by-choice parents for family-building
⦁ Unexplained infertility
⦁ When preimplantation genetic testing is necessary

IVF is an extremely safe and effective process, even the pregnancy rate by age in IVF is greater than that achieved with natural conception. The rate of miscarriages with IVF pregnancies is about the same as those conceived naturally unless comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS) of embryos is performed, in which the miscarriage rate is significantly lower.