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Fertility treatments are medical interventions designed to help couples or individuals who are struggling with infertility to conceive a child. Some common fertility treatments include:
1. In vitro fertilization (IVF): IVF involves taking eggs out of a woman’s ovaries and fertilizing them with sperm in a lab. The embryos produced are then put back into the woman’s uterus.
2. Intrauterine insemination (IUI): To maximize the likelihood of conception, IUI involves injecting sperm directly into a woman’s uterus during ovulation.
3. Fertility medications: Drugs used to treat infertility, like Clomid or Letrozole, can help control ovulation or encourage the ovaries to produce more eggs.
4. Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI): A single sperm is directly injected into an egg during ICSI, a method used in conjunction with IVF to boost the likelihood of fertilization.
5. Donor eggs or sperm: If one partner has fertility concerns or if neither partner can generate healthy eggs or sperm, some couples may decide to use donor eggs or sperm.
6. Surrogacy: A woman carries a pregnancy for a couple or individual who is unable to carry one herself through the process of surrogacy.
Treatments for infertility are not always successful and might be costly. Couples should consult closely with a fertility doctor to decide the best course of action for their particular circumstance.
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