In Vitro Fertilization

  • A. A. Acosta
  • Z. Rosenwaks
  • S. J. Muasher
  • J. Garcia

Abstract

In vitro fertilization (IVF) and pre-embryo replacement in the donor is one of several techniques now available or under consideration from a large therapeutic armamentarium for the treatment of the infertile couple. Other related techniques include (1) in vivo fertilization of oocytes obtained by superovulation, followed by pre-embryo transfer into synchronized recipients; (2) IVF followed by transfer of fresh or cryopreserved pre-embryos into another recipient (synchronization is necessary when a fresh pre-embryo is transferred); and (3) oocyte replacement into the uterine cavity, accompanied by previous or subsequent insemination (natural or artificial).

Keywords

Catheter Estrogen Progesterone Androgen Straw 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Acosta
    • 1
  • Z. Rosenwaks
    • 1
  • S. J. Muasher
    • 1
  • J. Garcia
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA
  2. 2.Women’s Hospital Fertility Center and IVF ProgramGreater Baltimore Medical CenterTowsonUSA

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