What is Assisted Reproductive Technology?


ART can help you lead to a successful pregnancy 

Infertility is when a couple is unable to conceive even after trying for over a year without any protection or use of birth control pills. According to Research, nearly 15 percent of couples globally have reproductive issues, with 40–50 percent of instances attributed to male-related causes.(reproductive technology)

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) can be referred to as technology or treatment that can help couples who are facing difficulty conceiving for a long period of time.

Different Types Involved in ART

In vitro fertilisation is one of the well-known forms of ART. But it is not the only one.

  • IVF-ET ­(In vitro fertilisation and embryo transfer)

It is a procedure where, in a laboratory, the couples’ ovum and sperm are combined. The zygote, which is your child in the form of a single cell, is the outcome of fertilisation. It is then encouraged to grow into an embryo, which is subsequently put inside the uterus, resulting in the pregnancy.

  • GIFT (Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer)

The GIFT is one such procedure, in which eggs are removed from a mother’s body and combined with sperm in a fallopian tube and the fusion occurs within the female’s body.

In ZIFT instead of being implanted directly into the uterus, the eggs in ZIFT are implanted into the fallopian tubes.

  • IUI (Intrauterine insemination)

The female is artificially inseminated with either her partner’s sperm or sperm from a healthy person. To start the conception, the sperm is implanted deep into the woman’s uterus.

Health Tip

Individuals are urged to seek psychological counselling for additional stability and stress management if sadness and thoughts of poor self-esteem develop, especially after a failed ART effort.