assisted reproductive technology

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technology

 [tek-nol´ah-je]
scientific knowledge; the sum of the study of a technique.
assisted reproductive technology (ART) any procedure that involves manipulation of eggs or sperm to establish pregnancy in treatment of infertility, such as in vitro fertilization, gamete intrafallopian transfer, tubal embryo transfer, and zygote intrafallopian transfer.

as·sist·ed re·pro·duc·tive tech·nol·o·gy

originally, a range of techniques for manipulating oocytes and sperm to overcome infertility; encompasses drug treatments to stimulate ovulation, surgical methods for removing oocytes (for example, laparoscopy and ultrasound-guided transvaginal aspiration) and for implanting embryos (for example, zygote intrafallopian transfer or ZIFT), in vitro and in vivo fertilization (for example, artificial insemination and gamete intrafallopian transfer or GIFT), ex utero and in utero fetal surgery, and laboratory regimes for freezing and screening sperm and embryos as well as micromanipulating and cloning embryos as well as See: eugenics.

assisted reproductive technology

n.
Any of various techniques for enhancing fertility, such as in vitro fertilization, in which both the egg and the sperm are manipulated.

assisted reproductive technology

The range of technologies used in the treatment of infertility. These include in vitro fertilization, the use of frozen embryos, embryo screening, testicular sperm retrieval, sperm microinjection, chromosome screening, frozen ova and long-frozen sperms from dead donors.
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Basic characteristics and Assisted Reproductive Technique (ART) parameters are shown in Table 1.
Diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) significantly decreases the success rate of the assisted reproductive technique (ART).
Increased BMI is also associated with a greater need for fertility hormones such as gonadotropins, lower pregnancy rates), fewer eggs, and higher miscarriage rates amongst women undergoing assisted reproductive technique (ART).
Artificial insemination or assisted reproductive technique with sperm from an HIV-negative donor eliminates the risk of HIV transmission to the uninfected female partner in a sero-discordant couple.
Sperm DNA fragmentation decreases the pregnancy rate in an assisted reproductive technique. Hum Reprod 2003;18(5):1023-1028.
Affected individuals typically present signs and symptoms related to excessive androgens.[sup][1] In the process of assisted reproductive technique (ART), the clinical features of NCAH may evade our attention and, therefore, be left untreated.
It is a technique aimed at reproducing a physiological step in natural fertilisation and possibly ameliorating the implantation rate of other assisted reproductive technique (ART) programmes.
Assisted reproductive technique (ART ) is the established treatment for infertility and, in most cases, the only option for childless couples to achieve parenthood.
The patient in this report deserves special attention as she conceived naturally, without any assisted reproductive technique and spontaneous viable pregnancy and delivery was possible with a coexisting dysgerminoma.
A relatively new assisted reproductive technique, minimal-stimulation IVF (MS-IVF) aims to induce ovulation with less hormonal stimulation than what is used in conventional IVF.
Some of these factors as per the Market Research Future (MRFR) report include declining rate of fertility, increasing number of fertility clinics, advancements in technology, increasing grants, funds and public-private investments, lifestyle disorders, increasing awareness about infertility, accessibility of advanced infertility treatment devices and treatment option and advent of various assisted reproductive techniques. On the contrary, factors such as complications and risk related to infertility treatment, soaring procedural cost, unsupportive government regulations, poor efficacy of infertility treatment, social taboos concerning the treatment and side effects of drug therapy is likely to act as major barriers in the infertility market growth.
Madam, male infertility affects 15% of couples which is equivalent to 48.5 million couples globally.1 Genetic tests for the diagnosis of cause of infertility have been used to develop guide lines to inform risk of transmission of genetic characteristics while electing for assisted reproduction.2 Study done by Atif et al documented that routine screening for Y chromosome microdeletion is important for proper genetic counseling because this can presumably be transmitted as a fertility problem to their sons.3 It is, therefore, very important to offer proper genetic counseling to the infertile couples particularly those who wish to undergo assisted reproductive techniques.

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