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Is IVF the Right Choice? 3 Situations Where IVF Is the Best Option

Posted on July 29th, 2022

Now more than ever, those hoping to conceive are able to start the family of their dreams through third-party reproduction. According to the CDC, in vitro fertilization is the most effective method of assisted reproductive technology (ART), and is growing in popularity. However, despite its popularity, IVF is a more demanding medical process and may not be for everyone. Depending on the needs and expectations of your family, IVF may be your ticket to parenthood.

IVF is often reserved when other methods such as fertility drugs and artificial insemination haven’t worked. The IVF process includes access to genetic testing of embryos--a small biopsy of an embryo is taken after it has grown to over 100 cells and will be tested for possible genetic disorders. This will allow the healthy embryo to be transferred to the intended mother or egg donor’s uterus. This eliminates the possibility of either parent passing on hereditary conditions. Other conditions where IVF is a recommended option are:


For those who struggle with endometriosis, their uterine tissue grows outside the uterus. Consequently, cysts on the ovaries and scar tissue develop, causing irritation in the pelvic area. Endometriosis is not only very painful, but it affects egg quality. When egg quality and quantity are compromised, it may be difficult to conceive even in good health; many women choose to conceive via IVF.

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is a common hormonal condition affecting 10% of women of reproductive age. Those with PCOS have abnormally high levels of androgen, the “male” hormone; this causes irregular menstruation cycles, and ovulating can be challenging. Other symptoms range from painful menstrual cramps to infertility. IVF is a great option for those who suffer from PCOS.

Male Factor Infertility

Fertility generally begins to decline after 32, even in men. The quality of their sperm does show a decline as they age--testes will continue to produce sperm, but sperm cell production slows. However, even in otherwise healthy young men, infertility can arise and prevent conception. In cases of low sperm count, IVF is recommended, as it is still possible to fertilize an egg.

If you have questions about IFV, or if you would like to discuss fertility options, Aspire Fertility is here to answer any questions you have. We are dedicated to providing top-quality care and high success with our patients -- contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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