In vitro fertilization advantages and disadvantages

In vitro fertilization

In vitro fertilization as all treatment has advantages and disadvantages; however, it is an assisted reproduction technique with many years of experience, offering better results than other fertility treatments, which has been continuously perfected since the first birth in 1978 thanks to medical professionals in the world

. While in vitro fertilization is an assisted reproductive technique that has allowed many couples to achieve pregnancy without having to use a donor's eggs or sperm, another type of in vitro fertilization known as ICSI derives from this.


In which unlike normal fiv, where the eggs with sperm are placed in a culture capsule looking for fertilization to be performed without additional help, in ICSI the sperm is injected into the egg with the help of special pipettes and high-resolution microscopes by a highly qualified professional. 

pros and cons of in vitro fertilization

Among the advantages of in vitro fertilization is its effectiveness in cases of infertility associated with problems in the fallopian tubes and in cases related to problems in the sperm quality of the patient; however, the pros or cons depend on the type of in vitro fertilization performed:

In both types of treatment it is possible to examine embryos for hereditary pathologies or chromosome problems if required by patients.

In addition, in vitro fertilization is an appropriate option for single patients and same-sex couples who wish to have babies


When performing normal in vitro fertilization it is essential to have sperm with the ability to enter the egg by its own means, which puts this technique at a disadvantage before IVF ICSI in which this obstacle is skipped increasing the chances of achieving pregnancy.


With ICSI in vitro fertilization it is possible to use sperm with 0% mobility from a testicular biopsy among others, processes to obtain sperm in patients with azoospermia, oligoteratozoospermia in addition to other problems related to male infertility With

ICSI in vitro fertilization the possibility of fertilization of an egg is increased since with the injection ensures that each sperm enters the egg.


With ICSI, more than one sperm is controlled in the egg, which prevents polyspermia 


Some disadvantages that can be found regarding in vitro fertilization are the cost of treatment, that is why in celagem we have funding of up to 50% of the value depending on the treatment, our mission is to fulfill the illusion of being parents of our patients

Although it should not be taken as a negative thing it is worth mentioning that the success rate of in vitro fertilization will depend on the age and health status of the patient.

In celagem We have a team of professionals specialized in human reproduction, responsible for providing a quality and completely personalized care, in the same way we have all the technology, modern laboratories and infrastructures, that allows us to mitigate any risk in the processes.

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