In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a method of assisted reproduction that involves combining an egg with sperm in a laboratory dish. If the egg fertilizes and begins cell division, the resulting embryo is transferred into the woman’s uterus where it will hopefully implant in the uterine lining and further develop. IVF bypasses the fallopian tubes and is usually the treatment choice for women who have badly damaged or absent tubes.

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Palestinians Pay High Cost to Conceive

Christie Vetoes Surrogacy Contract Bill

Questions Over What to Do With Unused Embryos

Research: Sunshine Can Boost Success Rate of In-vitro Fertilization by One-Third

Medical Experts Talk Kim Kardashian, Sex Selection, And The Fear Of ‘Designer Babies’

Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Holds Hearing on IVF Legislation to Benefit Wounded Warriors and Veterans; ASRM Submits Testimony in Support

The True Cost of Fertility Treatment in Japan

Fertility Preservation Patient Wins Custody Battle over Frozen Embryos

Anonymity of Fertility Preservation Patients Protected by the Court

More Frozen Embryo Disputes

ASRM Applauds Introduction of Bill Lifting Ban on IVF for Veterans

ASRM Applauds Introduction of Legislation Lifting Ban on IVF for Veterans

ASRM and VirtaMed to Create Embryo Transfer Simulator

ASRM and VirtaMed to Create Embryro Transfer Simulator

New SART Data Live, Online: Over 63,000 Babies Born from IVF Cycles Performed in 2013

Over 63,000 Babies Born from IVF Cycles Performed in 2013

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Heightened Risks Identified for Births to Subfertile Women Conceiving without Assisted Reproductive Technology

American Society for Reproductive Medicine Proud to Support the Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015

ASRM Endorses The Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act of 2015

Physician Group Unveils New On-Line Patient Predictor of IVF Success

SRBT Offers Advice on Ebola

Dairy Intake Improves Reproductive Outcomes

Ovarian Stimulation for IVF Does Not Increase Risk of Endometrial or Colorectal Cancer: Results from a Nationwide Cohort Study

Most Americans Approve of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Used to Avoid Disease, But Not for Designing a Baby

Men: Trying to Conceive? Go Ahead and Have a Drink; Watch the Caffeine; But No Smoking, Please

Uterine Lavage Shows Promise for Performing PGD and PGS without IVF

ASRM and SART Oppose North Dakota Measure One

ASRM and SART Comment on Proposed Changes to National ART Surveillance System

NICHD Announces Funding for Study of Long-Term Outcomes of Assisted Reproduction

Funding Opportunities on Long-Term Outcomes of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Highlights from Fertility and Sterility: Older Women Should Move More Quickly to IVF

Aging Women Should Move More Quickly to IVF

New Report Recommends Policy and Practice Changes in Fertility Treatment for Fewer Multiple Births

CDC's Latest Assisted Reproductive Technology National Summary Report and National Surveillance System Data Available

Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Releases New Annual Report on In Vitro Fertilization Procedures

SART Releases New Annual Report on In Vitro Fertilization Procedures

The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Has Released a New Report- Misconduct in Third-Party Assisted Reproduction

Ethics and Assisted Reproductive Technology Is the Theme of January’s Virtual Mentor

ASRM Responds to New York Times Op-Ed on Success of Infertility Treatments

Author Interview with Diane Ehrensaft, Ph.D.

New Egg Donor Informed Consent Tool (EDICT) Demonstrates and Documents Prospective Donors’ Understanding

FIGO Committee on Reproductive Medicine Task Force in India

View point: Strategies to improve access to quality infertility care in South Africa

ASRM’s Latest eLearn Releases

ASRM Unveils New Patient Video Series: Understanding Infertility - The Basics

Single embryo transfer is routine in Nordic countries

56,790 Children Born in 2008 from ART; Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Releases Data from 2008 Clinic Outcome Reports


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Fertility Drugs and the Risk of Multiple Births


Risks of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Tecnologías de Reproducción Asistida

Cryopreserved embryos in the United States and their availability for research

An employer’s experience with infertility coverage: a case study

Age and Fertility (booklet)

Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome

Progesterone supplementation during the luteal phase and in early pregnancy in the treatment of infertility: an educational bulletin

The management of infertility due to obstructive azoospermia

Role of tubal surgery in the era of assisted reproductive technology

Recommendations for gamete and embryo donation

Recommendations for development of an emergency plan for in vitro fertilization programs: a committee opinion

Recommendations for reducing the risk of viral transmission during fertility treatment

Criteria for number of embryos to transfer: a committee opinion

Revised minimum standards for practices offering assisted reproductive technologies

Position statement on West Nile virus

Position on donors and smallpox vaccine: a committee opinion

Correct coding for laboratory procedures during assisted reproductive technology cycles

Anti-phospholipid antibodies do not affect IVF success

Blastocyst culture and transfer in clinical-assisted reproduction

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) for non-male factor: a committee opinion

Mature oocyte cryopreservation: a guideline

Round spermatid nucleus injection (ROSNI)

The clinical utility of sperm DNA integrity testing

Bibliography for Children and Parents of Third Party Reproduction

Farmacos para la fertilidad y riesgo de partos multiples

Agentes sensibilizadores a la insulina y SOP

Estrés e infertilidad

Impact Of Age On Female Fertility

Smoking And Infertility

Elective Single Embryo Transfer

Multiple gestation associated with infertility therapy

Eclosión asistida (Assisted hatching)

¿Qué es una inyección intracitoplasmática de espermatozoides (ICSI)?

Riesgos de la fertilización in vitro (Risks of IVF)

Hidrosálpinx (Hydrosalpinx)

Fertility Options after Vasectomy

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)

Progesterone Supplementation During In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Cycles

Insuficiencia Ovárica Prematura (IOP) (Premature ovarian failure

Suplementos de progesterona durante los ciclos de fertilización in vitro (FIV) (Progesterone supplementation during IVF cycles)

Elective single embryo transfer

Recommendations for practices utilitzing gestational carriers

Transferencia electiva de un único embrión (eSET)

Evaluation and treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss: a committee opinion

Best practices of ASRM and ESHRE (2012)

Sindrome de ovario poliquistico [SOP] (PCOS)

Los farmacos para la fertilidad y el riesgo de partos multiples

Portadora gestacional (sustituta)

Annotated Bibliography for Children and Parents of Assisted Reproduction(2)

In vitro maturation: a committee opinon

Edad y Fertilidad (Age and Fertility)

Endometriosis (Spanish booklet)

Medicamentos Para Inducir La Ovulación (Medications for inducing ovulation)

Embarazo y Nacimientos Múltiples: Mellizos, Trillizos, o Mayor Número de Bebés (Multiple pregnancy and birth)

Cross-border reproductive care

Consideration of the gestational carrier

Use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for serious adult onset conditions

Exposure to toxic environmental agents

Fertility preservation in patients undergoing gonadotoxic therapy or gonadectomy

Ovarian tissue cryopreservation

Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)

Treatment of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss (RPL)

Anti-phospholipid antibodies do not affect IVF success


Gamete (Eggs And Sperm) And Embryo Donation

Reserva ovárica (predecir el potencial de fertilidad de una mujer)

Role of assisted hatching in in vitro fertlization

Can I freeze my eggs to use later if I'm not sick?

What do I need to know about conceiving after tubal surgery?

Medicamentos orales para la inducción de la ovulación

¿Puedo congelar mis óvulos para usarlos más adelante si estoy saludable?

International Federation of Fertility Societies Surveillance 2013: preface and conclusions

Age and fertility-Chinese

Assisted reproductive technology-Chinese


Infertility: an overview-Chinese

Medications for inducing ovulation-Chinese

Multiple pregnancy and birth-Chinese

Third-party reproduction-Chinese

What do I need to know about Turner syndrome and having children?

¿Qué necesito saber sobre el síndrome de Turner y la maternidad?

Use of reproductive technology for sex selection for nonmedical reasons

Coding Corner Questions

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Tissue Encapsulation of the Proximal Essure Micro-insert from the Uterinecavity Following Hysteroscopic Sterilization

Frequently Asked Questions

Research Spotlight

What Is SART?

Suggested Reading


Gonadotropin Stimulation

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Intramuscular Injections

Injection Techniques and Medications

Financial Information

Cycle Cancellation

Questions and Answers

Third Party Reproduction


Oocyte Retrieval and Embryo Transfer

Minimal Stimulation IVF-ET

ART Medications

Preparing for IVF: Emotional Considerations

ART: Step-by-Step Guide

Evaluation before IVF

Success Rates

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Who Is To Report ART Cycles?

Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics

Quick Facts About Infertility

Hysteroscopy in Women with Implantation Failures after in vitro fertilization: Findings and Effect on Subsequent Pregnancy Rates

State Infertility Insurance Laws

Frequently Asked Questions About Infertility

Q05: What is In Vitro Fertilization?

Q06: Is In Vitro Fertilization Expensive?

Q07: Does In Vitro Fertilization Work?

Oversight of Assisted Reproductive Technology

A Patient's Guide to Assisted Reproductive Technology

Understanding Infertility - The Basics

Coping With Infertility

Infertility Treatments

Dr. Howard Jones, Jr. Speaks About IVF in the 21st Century

Q10: What if my eggs don’t fertilize?

Q11: What are my options if I decide not to use my stored embryos?

Essure multicenter off-label treatment for hydrosalpinx before in vitro fertilization

Q13. Should we have genetic testing?

Q12. What if I don’t respond to the drugs for ovarian stimulation?

Fibroid Tumors

The effect of laparoscopic ovarian cystectomy versus coagulation in bilateral endometriomas

ASRM Position Statement on Personhood Measures

Medications for Inducing Ovulation

Infertility treatments, including IVF and similar procedures, account for approx 0.07 percent of U.S. health care costs

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

Fertility Drugs And The Risk Of Multiple Births

Challenges of Parenting Multiples

Conditions Treated With Adnexal Surgery

Side effects of injectable fertility drugs (gonadotropins)


Gestational Carrier (Surrogate)

Egg Donation

Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET)

Embryo Donation

Endometriosis: Does It Cause Infertility?

Fertility Options After Vasectomy

Genetic Screening for Birth Defects


Hysterosalpingogram (HSG)

Intrauterine Adhesions

Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome (OHSS)

Ovarian Reserve (Predicting Fertility Potential in Women)

Progesterone Supplementation During In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Cycles

Reproductive Aging in Women

Risks of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Smoking and Infertility

Sperm Morphology (Shape): Does It Affect Fertility?

Weight and Fertility

Age and Fertility

The Goal Of Infertility Treatment

Ectopic Pregnancy (booklet)

Multiple Pregnancy and Birth: Twins, Triplets, and High-order Multiples

Third-party Reproduction: Sperm, egg, and embryo donation and surrogacy

Assisted Reproductive Technology

09-2013 Case of the Month

11-2013 Case of the Month

Datos Sobre la Infertilidad

Multiple Pregnancy

Fertility Rights and Responsibilities

SRBT Salary Survey

What do I need to worry about with a multiple pregnancy?


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