Assisted reproduction techniques are targeted at couples with fertility problems (male infertility, female infertility or both) as well as single women looking to have children:
- Artificial insemination involves inserting a sample of sperm from an anonymous donor or from the male partner into the woman’s uterus.
- In vitro fertilisation is the laboratory-based union between the egg and the sperm -in vitro treatment- to obtain fertilised embryos and transfer them to the uterus.
- Egg donation is the process whereby a woman with fertility problems receives donated eggs to achieve her wish to become a mother.
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Fertility techniques and testing
There is a series of fertility techniques and tests that make it possible to undergo assisted reproduction successfully.
- Vitrification of oocytes: a fertility preservation technique.
- Embryoscope: an incubator that allows real-time viewing of the embryo’s cell division. This technique increases the possibility of falling pregnant as it avoids handling the embryo outside the incubator.
- Sperm donation: donor sperm used in assisted reproduction treatments such as artificial insemination.
- ICSI: a technique that allows direct contact between the egg and the sperm, thus facilitating in vitro fertilisation.
- MACS: a technique that selects the best sperm for assisted reproduction treatments.
- PGD: pre-implantation genetic diagnosis that allows genetic or chromosome alterations to the embryos to be diagnosed before implantation.
- NACE AND NACE PLUS: a non-invasive prenatal test to rule out chromosome changes in the foetus.
- CGT547: a technique that minimises the transfer of genetic diseases to our children.