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Assisted Conception

If you’re having difficulty conceiving , you may benefit from IVF, GIFT or ICSI.

Conception can be assisted by the following methods:

  • IVF (In Vitro fertilisation)
  • GIFT (Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer)
  • ICSI (Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection)

In Vitro (in glass) Fertilisation

IVF involves eggs being removed and fertilised by sperm. As many as ten, or as few as three fertilised eggs are then placed back into the womb. IVF has assisted some couples to conceive with the success rate per cycle consistently quoted at around 16 percent. This figure, considered low, is mainly due to the fact that women over 35 are more commonly using this method. It is far more successful in women in who are in their twenties and early thirties.

Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer

GIFT is a method whereby sperm and eggs are taken and mixed externally then injected back into the fallopian tube.


Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection

Is a relatively new technique injecting sperm directly into the egg. It has revolutionised the treatment of male fertility.

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