IVF & Fertility Treatments

The IVF and fertility treatment process can differ dramatically between patients. That’s because there are a wide-variety of underlying fertility conditions and each doctor has a unique philosophy on how aggressive to get, which drug protocols to use, when to incorporate add-ons like ICSI and PGS, not to mention the varying quality of their laboratory. Most fertility patients will leave their first doctor, and 70% of IVF cycles fail, so clearly there is room for improvement.

ICSI

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection is now used in 80% of IVF cases, though its intended use was originally for male factor patients. We examine where ICSI is most effective, how it may be overused, the perceived risks, and the costs broken out by region.