In Vitro Fecundation is the union between the egg and the spermatozoon in a dish at the laboratory in order to obtain inseminated embryos to be transferred back into the woman’s uterus.
It is necessary to do a follicle tap to extract some eggs and to treat the semen sample for it to be of use.
In vitro fecundation can be carried out through any of two different processes: the conventional in vitro fecundation or IVF, where egg and spermatozoon join spontaneously at the laboratory; and the Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection or ICSI, where the fecundation is carried out by injecting a spermatozoon in each egg.
In vitro fecundation with patient’s partner semen is recommended in the following cases:
In vitro fecundation with a donor’s semen is recommended in the following cases: