Definitions for "Assisted Reproductive Technologies"
Keywords:  ivf, vitro, zift, intrafallopian, icsi
any of a number of medical procedures, treatments and techniques designed to help infertile couples achieve and maintain a pregnancy.
A group of therapies that employ manipulation of the egg and/or sperm and/or early conceptus in order to establish a pregnancy.
All treatments or procedures that involve surgically removing eggs from a woman's ovaries and combining the eggs with sperm to help a woman become pregnant. The types of ART are in vitro fertilization, gamete intrafallopian transfer, and zygote intrafallopian transfer.
Medical technology has allowed many who would otherwise not be able to have children a chance to participate in what is for some a defining human experience. But its methods raise special ethical questions about responsibility, custody, and the limits of definition of "family." See also: confidentiality, family autonomy, surrogate decision-making, and surrogate motherhood. [See Case Studies related to Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Various methods of assisting reproduction that are accomplished with laboratory assistance.