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What is the definition or description of: assisted reproductive technology?

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Dr. Travis McCoy
Fertility Medicine 22 years experience
ART: Assisted reproductive technology (art) is a general term referring to methods used to achieve pregnancy by artificial or partially artificial means.
Dr. Victor Beshay
Fertility Medicine 20 years experience
ART: Assisted reproductive technology (art) refers to advanced procedures aimed at assisting couples to become pregnant. This includes in vitro fertilization (ivf), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (icsi), embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening (pgd & pgs) as well as procedures rarely used these days such as gamete and zygote intrafallopian transfer (gift & zift).
Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
Reproduction IVF: Art includes all fertility treatments in which both eggs and sperm are handled. In general, art procedures involve surgically removing eggs from a woman’s ovaries, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and returning them to the woman’s body or donating them to another woman. They do not include IUI or ovulation induction with fertility medication without the intention of egg retrieval.

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What are some methods of assisted reproductive technology?

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Dr. Edward Ramirez
Fertility Medicine 36 years experience
IVF: Art includes all fertility treatments in which both eggs and sperm are handled. In general, art procedures involve surgically removing eggs from a woman’s ovaries, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and returning them to the woman’s body or donating them to another woman. Icsi and assisted hatching can be performed on the eggs and embryos by an embryologist to aid in fertilization.
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What is assisted reproductive technology (ART)?

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Dr. Paige Gutheil
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Infertility help: Art usually refers to different procedures to help assist chances of becoming pregnant in people who have not been successful trying on their own. Examples include intrauterine insemination and in vitro fertilization.

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