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When is assisted reproduction (such as ivf) a good option for a woman?

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Dr. Frank Yelian
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

It depends on the causes of infertility and how soon you desire to achieve pregnancy.
For example, if you have severe male factor infertility or tubal factor infertility, you may need ivf right away. But if you have ovulation dysfunction or endometriosis, you may try medical or surgical treatment first, if after 3-6 months try, you still not pregnant, you may need ivf. It also depends on your age.

In brief: Depends

It depends on the causes of infertility and how soon you desire to achieve pregnancy.
For example, if you have severe male factor infertility or tubal factor infertility, you may need ivf right away. But if you have ovulation dysfunction or endometriosis, you may try medical or surgical treatment first, if after 3-6 months try, you still not pregnant, you may need ivf. It also depends on your age.
Dr. Frank Yelian
Dr. Frank Yelian
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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: When you are ready

Ivf offers the best chance of conception for most couples with fertility problems.
In general pregnancy rates are 5-10 times the natural conception rate. In addition, ivf offers ways to limit multiple pregnancy and to reduce the risk of genetic illness in pregnancy. The main barrier is cost. When easier and simpler methods exist, they are usually tried first.

In brief: When you are ready

Ivf offers the best chance of conception for most couples with fertility problems.
In general pregnancy rates are 5-10 times the natural conception rate. In addition, ivf offers ways to limit multiple pregnancy and to reduce the risk of genetic illness in pregnancy. The main barrier is cost. When easier and simpler methods exist, they are usually tried first.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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