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Why doesn't fertility treatment always work?

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Dr. Seth Derman
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Many reasons

There are many reasons for infertility treatment failing.
Human reproduction itself is a very inefficient process and even in young fertile couples only 1 in 4 or 5 attempts will result in a baby. Many couples quit before that get to the treatment they need. Apart from that, the most common reasons are abnormalities in the eggs or sperm, stress and technical difficulties related to ivf.

In brief: Many reasons

There are many reasons for infertility treatment failing.
Human reproduction itself is a very inefficient process and even in young fertile couples only 1 in 4 or 5 attempts will result in a baby. Many couples quit before that get to the treatment they need. Apart from that, the most common reasons are abnormalities in the eggs or sperm, stress and technical difficulties related to ivf.
Dr. Seth Derman
Dr. Seth Derman
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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine

In brief: Healthy eggs

The biggest reason is a problem with egg health, such as aneuploidy.
Most eggs do not have the capacity to produce a pregnancy. Some have missing parts of the genetic recipe for pregnancy.

In brief: Healthy eggs

The biggest reason is a problem with egg health, such as aneuploidy.
Most eggs do not have the capacity to produce a pregnancy. Some have missing parts of the genetic recipe for pregnancy.
Dr. Philip Chenette
Dr. Philip Chenette
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