All medical and surgical proceedures related to helping a couple conceive a child/ children after they have tried unsuccessfully without assistance. A broad term used to describe most of the procedures used to achieve a successful pregnancy without sexual intercourse.
A general term covering a wide range of procedures used to establish a pregnancy, including gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), in vitro fertilization (IVF), micromanipulation techniques, and others
Medical treatments aimed at helping couples with fertility obstacles conceive and give birth to healthy children. In-vitro fertilization, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, and assisted hatching are examples of fertility treatments used to help couples begin successful pregnancies.
'Assisted conception' is the general term that covers the range of medical treatments that are used with the aim of achieving a live birth. The focus of ART is on the use of the more involved medical procedures such as IVF, GIFT and ICSI.
A set of techniques to help couples achieve pregnancy after other surgical and hormonal methods have failed, encompassing controlled ovarian hyperstimulation (COH) and intrauterine insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer (IVF-ET), gamete intrafallopian transfer GIFT and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) (see additional definitions).
Procedures involving retrieval of eggs, and the enhancement of eggs and sperm outside the body. It includes procedures such as gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), in vitro fertilization (IVF), and zygote intrafallopian transfer/tubal embryo transfer (ZIFT/TET).
Treatments and procedures involving the handling of human eggs and sperm for the purpose of establishing a pregnancy. Types of ART include in vitro fertilization (IVF), oocyte donation, preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching, fragment removal, embryo cryopreservation, frozen embryo transfer and oocyte donation.
Any treatment that involves the manipulation of human gametes in order to assist a pregnancy. Types of ART include IVF, GIFT, ZIFT, and TET, as well as egg or embryo donation, cryopreservation, and surrogate birth.
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is a general term referring to methods used to achieve pregnancy by artificial or partially artificial means. It includes taking medications to induce ovulation, or in vitro fertilization among other techniques.