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Infertility In Male And Female - Homeopathic Treatment At Rescue!

Dr. Rizwan Khan 89% (149 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Gwalior
Infertility In Male And Female - Homeopathic Treatment At Rescue!

If you are looking for an effective treatment procedure for infertility, you should consider homeopathy. Infertility refers to the inability to conceive after having sex. The biological inability of a man or a woman to conceive and have a full term pregnancy can also be referred to as infertility. Homeopathy is the most natural cure for infertility and there are several types of homeopathic medicines which treat infertility in both men and women.

Homeopathic Medicines for Infertility in Men-

The top homeopathic medicines used for treating infertility in men are as follows:

1. Homeopathic medicines for infertility in men with erectile dysfunction-
Agnus Castus is used when a man’s sexual desire and physical ability are reduced. The genitals stay relaxed, cold and flaccid. Caladium is used when infertility or impotency results because of mental depression. The genitals stay relaxed and weak erections are likely. Selenium is used for erectile dysfunction featured by slow and weak erections. Involuntary semen discharge may also be indicated as a symptom.

2. Homeopathic medicines for infertility in men with low sperm count-
The homeopathic medicine X-Ray is very effective in treating low sperm count in men. Sperm count gets increased, enhancing both the quantity and quality of sperm.

3. Homeopathic medicines for infertility in men with orchitis-
Conium is used for treating infertility in men, which occurs due to orchitis. The testicles get swollen, enlarged and hardened. Conium also helps patients with a history of suppressed sexual desire.

Homeopathic Medicines For Infertility In Women

The top homeopathic medicines for treating infertility in women are as follows:

1. Homeopathic medicines for infertility because of acid vaginal charges- 
Borax and Natrum Phos are effective homeopathic medicines used for treating infertility in women, which occurs because of acid vaginal charges. These medicines are prescribed when the vaginal discharges are destructive, acrid and sperm-killing in nature. Borax is used when the discharge is like egg white, copious and warm. Natrum Phos is used in the case of acrid, creamy and honey-colored discharge.

2. Homeopathic medicines for infertility because of prolonged and profuse periods -
Calcarea Carb and Aletris Farionosa are ideal homeopathic medicines which are used in case of prolonged and profuse menstrual periods, and in the case of periods appearing before the usual time. Experiencing early menses is likely. The patient may experience anemia, leucorrhea, fatigue, tiredness and weakness along with menorrhagia.

Homeopathic treatment does not utilize the use of any kind of chemicals, and hence there are no side effects on the body. You should consult a homeopathic practitioner before starting to take homeopathic medicines for infertility.

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Infertility - How Homeopathy Can Help In Overcoming It?

Dr. Dattatray Chopade Patil 88% (23 ratings)
BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopathy Doctor, Kolhapur
Infertility - How Homeopathy Can Help In Overcoming It?

Nothing in the world can be more precious and valuable than holding and cuddling your baby for the first time. For most, pregnancy and parenthood gives a new dimension to their lives. It completes their family. People wait with bated breath for the beautiful phase to unfold. However, of late, infertility has been on the rise. As per a survey, 1 in every 1000, suffers from infertility issues. Infertility in males, as well as females, can be triggered by factors such as stress (personal or professional), unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy food habits, obesity, medical complications.

Medical assistance and treatments are available, but some of the treatments are way too expensive or have harmful and undesirable side effects. In this regard, homeopathy comes as a much-needed blessing. It is natural and has negligible or no side effects. Furthermore, most of the homeopathic medications are affordable, leaving you with only a small pinch in the pocket.

The first step in homeopathic treatment is identifying the root cause of infertility. In males, infertility can be due to

  1. Erectile dysfunction.
  2. Low semen count.
  3. Sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea and chlamydia.
  4. Small testes or testicular injury.
  5. Abnormal or premature ejaculation.
  6. Obstruction in Vas deferens (Ejaculatory duct).
  7. Varicocele, Prostatitis.

Female infertility may be due to

  1. Thyroid problems.
  2. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), Endometriosis.
  3. Hormonal imbalance and irregular periods.
  4. Uterine fibroid.
  5. STD's like gonorrhea and chlamydia.
  6. Blocked fallopian tube.
  7. Uterine (cervix) abnormality.

Certain lifestyle habits and environmental factors also contribute towards male and female infertility.

Homeopathy to treat male infertility:

Some of the homeopathic medicines work wonders to improve male infertility.

  1. Caladium Seguinum: Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation can be effectively treated with Caladium Seguinum (American Arum). In some men, erectile dysfunction results in pruritus (severe itching) in the genital organs. Caladium is the best bet to deal with pruritus.
  2. Agnus Castus (Chaste Tree): Agnus Castus is used to treat both male and female infertility. Men with erectile dysfunction, low libido, and low sperm count benefit immensely from this medicine. This medicine is a blessing for women with menstrual problems (irregular periods, heavy or scanty periods).
  3. Lycopodium Clavatum (Wolf's Foot): Men with serious erectile dysfunction (due to stress, anxiety) benefit from this medicine.
  4. Calcarea Carbonica: This medicine is helpful for men with a high libido but premature ejaculation.
  5. Conium: Conium is used to treat low libido and weak erections in men.

Homeopathy to treat female infertility:

  1. Pulsatilla: This homeopathic medicine comes as a relief for females who have infertility due to PCOD and irregular periods.
  2. Sepia: Infertility resulting from menstrual problems (scanty and short periods) can be successfully treated with Sepia. It is also helpful in the case of women with hypoactive sexual desire.
  3. Natrum Carb: This homeopathic medicine is used to treat women who are unable to retain the sperm.
  4. Aletris Farinosa: This medicine is used to treat infertility triggered by heavy periods.

Though effective, these medicines should not be used without medical prescription and recommendation. Self-medication will do more harm than good.

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Hysterolaparoscopy & Infertility - How Can Former Help The Latter?

Dr. Harshini.V 89% (10 ratings)
MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Diploma in Advanced Gynaec Laparoscopic Surgery
Gynaecologist, Bangalore
Hysterolaparoscopy & Infertility - How Can Former Help The Latter?

Infertility is an emerging health concern today. According to the Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction, around 10-15% of Indian women are affected by infertility. The rate goes up in urban areas where every one in six women is diagnosed infertile. Around 27 million couples in India require assistance to reproduce.

What is hysterolaparoscopy?

This is an endoscopic procedure, where small telescope is introduced in abdominal cavity. Reproductive organs like uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, pouch of douglas are examined under magnified view. It can be diagnostic or operative scopy in case of any pathologies. Tubal patency can be confirmed using methylene blue dye (diluted one).

Just one session can clear questions relating to tubal patency, ovarian morphology, uterine abnormalities and undetected pelvic pathology. Moreover, other procedures like hysteroscopy guided tubal cannulation, lateral or fundal metroplasty, biopsy, polypectomy, adhesiolysis, septal resection and myomectomy can all be performed in the same sitting.

Which infertility patients benefit from Hystero laparoscopy?

Common indications-

  • Fibroids

  • Endometriosis

  • Unilateral or bilateral tubal block

  • Hydrosalpinx/ pyosalpinx

  • Pelvic inflammatory diseases

  • Septate uterus

  • Asherman's syndrome

  • T shaped cavity

Hysterolaparoscopy is an efficient way to optimize fertility. It is usually done when simple treatment modalities fails to achieve pregnancy or when SSG (Sono salpingo graphy)/HSG(hystero salpingo graphy) suggests tubal block or for other associated pathologies listed above or in cases of unexplained infertility.

Hysteroscopy deals with pathologies in the uterine cavity, so that plays a vital role for women going for IVF, especially those with recurrent miscarriages, thin endometrium, h/o recurrent implantation failures, submucous myomas. Cases with Asherman's Syndrome or big submucous myomas may need second look hysteroscopy. This is a daycare procedure, whereas Laparoscopy needs at least 24-hour hospital stay. The procedure requires advanced equipments & skilled surgeon. It offers speedy recovery and minimum number of stitches on the abdomen. All this has made hysterolaparoscopy, an important tool in the evaluation of infertility.

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Infertility - Why It Is Not Right To Blame Women For It?

Dr. K S Anamika 92% (338 ratings)
Advanced Infertility, MIS TRAINING, FICMCH, PGDS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MBBS, Masters in Reproductive Medicine(UK)
Gynaecologist, Faridabad
Infertility -  Why It Is Not Right To Blame Women For It?

Infertility is a medical condition in which the patient fails to conceive after one year of having unprotected sex. It is advisable that women who are above 35 years of age and often experience irregular menstrual cycles should consult a doctor on being unable to conceive within six months.

Is infertility a common issue?
Infertility has become a common problem for the new age women. Sedentary lifestyle and stress are believed to hamper the fertility of women nowadays. According to a report, about 6 percent of women in US in the age group 15-44 years are infertile.

Infertility: It’s not just a woman’s problem
Infertility is not an issue with only women. Both, men and women can be infertile or are responsible for the condition. The process of reproduction requires mutual co-operation from both sexes. Therefore, they can together contribute towards infertility as well. It is wrong to blame the woman only. According to the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth data, it has been found that about 7.5 % men in the age group of 18-45 years (who have has sexual exposure) visited infertility clinics at least once in their lifetime. Of these men, about 18% were affected by male-related infertility issues.

Infertility in men: Men can suffer from infertility due to various factors. Infertility can be detected by analysis of the semen. A doctor can evaluate the concentration of the semen or determine the sperm count, the mobility of the sperm and its shape or morphology. These are important for fertility. Semen analysis can be hampered due to the following conditions:

1. Varioceles - The veins on the man’s testicles are unnaturally large and leads to overheating of the sperms
2. Diseases like diabetes, cystic fibrosis, trauma and infection.
3. Unhealthy lifestyle
4. Environmental toxins

Infertility in women: Women must have proper functioning of the reproductive organs to become fertile. The fallopian tubes, ovaries and uterus must be physically and physiologically fit for getting pregnant. A woman may get infertile due to following reasons:

1. Irregular periods that suggests the woman is not ovulating properly.
2. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
3. Functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA) or excessive physical or emotional stress causing missed periods
4. Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) or inability of the ovary to produce sufficient eggs
5. Premature ovarian insufficiency: The ovary stops functioning properly before 40 years of age
6. Blocked, swollen or open fallopian tubes
7. Menopause

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What Triggers Infertility?

Dr. Kapil Arora 88% (757 ratings)
BHMS
Sexologist, Kota
What Triggers Infertility?

The inability to conceive for a prolonged duration after trying to do so is usually termed as infertility. This is usually diagnosed when a couple is unable to conceive even after trying regularly, without any kind of contraceptives. There may be many causes and factors for this and it may occur in either or both partners. So, you all need to know the causes and treatment of infertility. 

1. Age - Age is a major factor that can lead to infertility for either partner. Usually, the trend now is to delay having a baby until a woman is in her thirties or even forties, in some cases. This has an adverse effect, particularly on the age of the maternal egg which may or may not be effective as far as fertilisation goes. With the advancement of age, one loses the guarantee of genetic normalcy of the egg as well.

2. Disorders in ovulation in females - Ovulation is an essential function that helps in releasing the egg that needs to be fertilised when it comes together with the sperm at the time of ovulation. This usually occurs at a certain time every month. But disorders like PCOS or Polycystic Ovary Syndrome can lead to an inability on the part of the ovaries to release these eggs. The treatment for this includes medication that will help in maintaining more regular cycles for the release of eggs.

3. The male factor causing Infertility - In many cases, it has been seen that anomalies in the semen analysis reveal problems of infertility with males as of low sperm count, low motility of sperm, low quantity of alive and active sperm when it comes to natural conception. In such cases, a sexologist can prescribe you medicines that will increase the semen production for better quantity and quality of the sperm. The doctor can also ask the patient to go through a number of lifestyle changes too includes abstinence from smoking and excessive drinking, as well as the cultivation of a less stressful environment. Hormonal treatment or even surgery may also be required to help in some severe cases.

4. Endometrial Polyps - In such cases, the female partner may develop finger-like growths that can protrude in the form of tissue and come out of the uterine layer or the uterus. The removal of these polyps with the help of surgical procedures usually helps in such cases.

In many cases where mediation fails, the patients may have to go through IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) or other such procedures to conceive a child with artificial methods. One must explore all options and find out the best one in terms of infertility causes that the couple may be facing. You will also need to ensure that you have a well trained and experienced sexologist doctor who can help you with the process and guide you completely about the cause of the problem and prescribe you best treatment to manage infertility at the right point of time.

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Premature Menopause - What Physical Changes Does It Entitle?

Dr. Asha Gavade 87% (797 ratings)
DNB - Obstetrics & Gynecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Pune
Premature Menopause - What Physical Changes Does It Entitle?

During the natural course of events, a women's body starts its reproductive phase with menarche and at about 50 years of age, attains menopause. This is when the reproductive function ceases and the ovaries stop producing the hormone estrogen and progesterone. In some cases, for various reasons including medical, the ovaries stop functioning earlier, and this is medically termed early or premature menopause. Menopause that occurs before 40 years of age is termed premature menopause; it is due to primary ovarian insufficiency and occurs in 1% of the women.  If it occurs between 45 to 50 years, it is termed early menopause.

Causes: Normal ageing, family history, genetic disorders, autoimmune disorders, toxins, and surgery are some reasons that could lead to premature menopause.

Effects: Estrogen and progesterone have a lot of beneficial effects on a women's body. Reduction in their levels leads to some of the below changes:

-  Emotional changes like mood swings, irritability, and in some cases depression, especially in premature menopause.
- Irregular cycles before complete cessation of the menstrual cycles.
- General mucosal dryness leading to vaginal dryness, dry skin, dry eyes.
- There also would be urinary incontinence and reduced sex drive due to reduced hormone levels.
- For women who still would want to have children, infertility would be a big cause for concern. This could lead to other emotional issues, worsening the depression.
- Osteoporosis - Bones lose their density and get weak and are more prone to fracture.
- Cardiovascular health - Post menopause, women are more prone to heart attacks and stroke. Though not fully proven, this is believed to be true as the good role that estrogen plays on blood vessels is negated with menopause.
- Accelerated ageing - Menopause leads to accelerated damage of genetic structures, thereby leading to faster ageing. This also leaves a feeling in the women of being less attractive and less desirable.

There is also a good news, that after menopause women are at lesser risk of cancer - especially breast and ovarian. 
It is not easy for women to handle premature menopause. The body undergoes some changes much earlier than expected, and it requires a lot of support and caring and comforting to come to terms with it - especially if associated with infertility or chemotherapy for cancer. Emotional issues of not being able to have children and feeling less attractive require frank talks to boost the person's confidence and increase self-worthiness.

It is easier said than done, but one of the key ways to handle premature menopause is an open discussion.

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Oligospermia - Know The Mistakes You Are Making!

Dr. Bhupinder Singh Arora 88% (152 ratings)
MD- Ayurveda
Sexologist, Amritsar
Oligospermia - Know The Mistakes You Are Making!

There are a few very common things that a man consumes or does every day without even realizing, that they have a tendency to reduce his fertility. These causes start from drinking and could end with something as harmless as caffeine.

Let's see which habits can cause a reduction in sperm count thereby reducing the fertility of a man.

  1. Eating processed meat harms sperm quality.
  2. Excessive usage of the laptop can also lead to a reduction in sperm count because of the heat that a laptop releases.
  3. Hormonal imbalance also causes low sperm production.
  4. If a man is underweight or overweight, this could also lead to less production of sperm. So, a man should watch his weight before thinking of extending his family.
  5. Exposure to too much heat for a prolonged time leads to a reduction in sperm count.
  6. Regular smoking also leads to a reduction in sperm count.
  7. Excessive stress also causes a reduction in sperm count.
  8. Regular and continuous exposure to chemicals like xylene, painting material and metal like lead also leads to low sperm count.
  9. Chemicals present in sunscreen lotion can harm a man's sperm count so one should be alert while using a sunscreen lotion.
  10. Sex toys also cause infertility in men because of the presence of phthalates in them.
  11. Regular intake of canned food can also contribute to low sperm count.
  12. Regular drinking habits reduce testosterone levels thereby reducing the quality and production of sperm.
  13. Excessive intake of canned food leads to intake of bisphenol A which lowers down the quality of the sperm.
  14. Excess intake of caffeine also leads to a reduction in sperm count.
  15. Lack of exercise and laziness also reduces sperm count to a great extent.

Some of the above-mentioned things can be unavoidable, but the point here is that taking everything in moderate quantity doesn't do any harm but the problem occurs when the intake is excessive, regular and beyond the limit. So, it's better to reduce the quantity and regular use of such things than letting it affect your sperm count.

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Embryo Cryopreservation - What Should You Know?

Dr. Priya Dahiya 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Embryo Cryopreservation - What Should You Know?

Cryopreservation is usually performed as a component of in vitro fertilization, which also tends to include ovarian hyperstimulation, retrieval of egg and embryo transfer. With the frozen embryos available, a woman need not undergo stimulation through fertility drugs for having an embryo transfer during a cycle of infertility treatment. When sperm gets collected during microsurgery or through other means and being frozen for a subsequent cycle of IVF, additional surgery might well be avoided.

Embryo Cryopreservation

At the time of standard manner of treatment for infertility, hormones get used to stimulate the development of multiple eggs. Then, after those eggs are retrieved and fertilized in the laboratory, more embryos might be created than those, which could be transferred quite reasonably to the uterus of a woman. Now, when such extra embryos are of sufficiently good quality, they might get cryopreserved or in simple language, frozen, so that they could get transferred at some future date. Approximately in 25% of IVF cycles, embryo cryopreservation becomes possible, which in turn provides the opportunity to have an extra embryo transferred, without going through the inconvenience and bearing the expense of a full cycle of IVF.

Embryos may get frozen on Day 2 / Day 3 / Day 5 stage. We can freeze the embryos at the age of 40yrs also. One thing should be noted that not all embryos are the right candidates for cryopreservation. Unfortunate thing is that some embryos could well get damaged by cryopreservation and certain experiences have even shown that high-quality embryos are more likely to survive and become capable of getting developed further after freezing, than other types of embryos. Embryos, which divide slowly or are somehow irregular in other ways, do not perform well after cryopreservation, hence do not get frozen. These problems generally tend to arise among older women, so cryopreservation is normally not a recommended option for patients around the age of 40 and older.

Once the embryos are placed in a cryoprotectant solution, they are made to freeze in a computer-controlled device, which is specifically designed for embryo cryopreservation. Embryo storage for a long-term basis takes place in liquid nitrogen at a temperature of -320 degree Fahrenheit.

Embryos that are cryopressed, get replaced either during a natural menstrual cycle or in case of a hormonally controlled cycle. A reasonable amount of care is taken to minimize the possibility of damage caused as a result of cryopreservation. Now, depending upon the stage of embryo during the time of freezing, around 60 and 90% survive this process of freezing. The rate of pregnancy after those embryos get transferred is quite similar to that of those, when embryos are fresh.

Extended amount of storage in liquid nitrogen does not have any effect on an apparent basis on their viability. The embryos which get frozen after numerous years of cryostorage perform equally well as those which are frozen for only a couple of months.

Since the year of 1983, the procedure of cryopreservation has lead to the birth of thousands of babies on a worldwide basis. Though this has been used on an extensive basis, yet there have not been any report of any kinds of increase in birth defects due to cryopreservation.

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How Can You Improve The Odds Of Conceiving When The Sperm Count Is Low?

Dr. Priya Dahiya 85% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
IVF Specialist, Delhi
How Can You Improve The Odds Of Conceiving When The Sperm Count Is Low?

Low sperm count is behind almost half of the cases of infertility in couples. It can lead to subfertility or in many cases infertility. But low sperm count does not necessarily make it impossible for a couple to have a child.

What is meant by low sperm count?

Sperm count is the number of spermatozoa present in a particular unit of semen. Low sperm count means, that the sperm count has not reached the threshold of what is considered normal and it may not be sufficient to fertilize an egg. Low sperm count also affects the spermatozoa’s ability to move (sperm motility) and their shape (sperm morphology ).

How is sperm count determined?

Doctors prescribe a test called semen analysis. A sample of the man’s semen is analyzed to establish both the quality and quantity of the sperms contained in the semen. A sperm should usually make up 5% of the semen volume. A sperm analysis can be done at any pathology laboratory.

How can you improve the odds of conceiving when the sperm count is low?

Having a low sperm count does not mean you should give up hope of ever having a child. There are many ways you can circumvent this minor glitch.

• The fluid produced by a woman’s cervix is instrumental for the survival and transportation of spermatozoa. The days of the menstrual cycle, when a woman’s body produces the best quality of cervical fluid should be reserved for sexual intercourse. This timing is crucial because the cervical fluid will help the spermatozoa to travel to the egg and fertilize it.
• It is important to engage in intercourse as frequently as possible. The more the volume of semen, the higher the number of spermatozoa.
• Many studies reveal that frequent ejaculation improves sperm motility
• Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), primarily used for infertility treatments, may help couples achieve pregnancy.
• Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) is a type of In-Vitro Fertilization procedure wherein a single sperm is inserted directly into the female genital tract.
Surgery performed to remove the blockage can increase the possibility of getting your partner pregnant.
In addition to these abovementioned cures, your doctor may recommend hormone-replacement therapies to correct low hormone levels that are responsible for fertilization.

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IVF - Know Forms Of It!

MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
IVF Specialist, Kolkata
IVF - Know Forms Of It!

Infertility treatment is common among couples, who are unable to conceive children through the natural process, due to health or hormonal problems. Among the infertility treatments, In Vitro Fertilisation is one of the most common methods used to help couples get rid of the problems and allow them to conceive children in an unconventional manner. This artificial treatment was successfully performed for the first time in 1978.

Now let’s take a look at some of the different types of IVF Treatment:

  • Natural Cycle 

This particular type of variation in IVF does not require stimulation of woman’s ovaries for producing several eggs for collection. Only the egg which is produced during her normal menstrual cycle gets collected and it is then merged with the man’s sperm to successfully achieve fertilisation and in the process, an embryo.

This method carries with it certain advantages, like this does not involve the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation and it is accepted by certain cultures and religious groups due to the fact that no spare embryos are created, which might require to be disposed of or get it frozen.

As far as disadvantage for this type of treatment is concerned, the success rates are not that high. The statistics published by the United Kingdom’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, show that only one out of 26 women under the age of 35 could get pregnant in 2008 due to the natural cycle in vitro fertilisation.

  • Mild Stimulation In Vitro Fertilisation

This process is carried out just like a standard in vitro fertilisation. The only exception is that the hormones used to stimulate the ovaries for producing a number of eggs, get used for a short span of time. This helps to narrow down the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in women, who had developed this particular risk in previous cycles of in vitro fertilisation.

Mild stimulation might help get rid of the initial treatment to suppress the menstrual cycle, as a result of which one may not find this phase of treatment to be an uncomfortable one.

Like any form of treatment, this type of in vitro fertilisation treatment is not without certain disadvantages. One of them is the fewer number of eggs available for collection and hence lesser number of embryos to choose from for transfer. Still, due to the fact that stimulation of ovaries is not done in a similar manner, one does not require to wait for so long to repeat the particular cycle of in vitro fertilisation.

The low cost of mild stimulation IVF makes it a more desirable mode of infertility treatment as compared to the standard procedure followed for bringing for the desired results.

Hence, we have discussed the two types of in vitro fertilisation for treating the problem of infertility among males and females along with their advantages and disadvantages in great detail.

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