Treatment Options Available For Infertile Couples
Due to various reasons number of infertile couple increases. Depending on the cause of infertility in females and males, several treatments are available today at an affordable cost which offers infertile couple an opportunity to enjoy cherishing feeling of parenthood.
Here we present some of the basic treatment options for infertile couples:
- Fertility drugs: Fertility medications are available that helps to achieve pregnancy like clomiphene pills, gonadrotophin injections, etc. which triggers the egg production. Ensure to consult with your doctor about the fertility drugs as some of them has side effects also and the pregnancy rate is about 28% with the help of these fertility drugs or medications. These are especially recommended for women who do not ovulate regularly and the men who have poor quality sperm. But in case of blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, avoid it.
- IVF (In Vitro Fertilization): It is one of the most successful ART techniques and mostly recommends when all other options have failed. It is the technique in which doctor removes eggs from your ovaries, fertilized them with the sperm in laboratory. Once embryos are ready, they are transplanted back into your uterus. Success rate of IVF varies from age to age, means in older age success rate is low but with the help of this technique, couples with serious infertility issue can become parent. Other treatment components of IVF are ICSI (Intra- cytoplasmic sperm injection), IUI (Intrauterine insemination), sperm donation, egg/embryo donation etc.
- Surrogacy: Surrogacy is the third party arrangement procedure in which a woman carries or gives birth for another woman and in return she gets compensation. The woman, rent her womb is known as surrogate mother, who became pregnant by artificial insemination with the male partner’s sperm or by using donor sperm through IVF procedure. In case where both partners are infertile or where female is unable to conceive even with the artificial techniques, surrogacy is best option.
- Adoption: Adoption is the best way if you want to help those children who do not have parents and waiting for good life. The adopted child is not genetically related to the intended parents and it also requires so much legal documentation procedure, instead it is good if you do not want to suffer pain and want to avoid hospital travelling.