Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)

Assisted reproductive technology refers to medical procedures used to treat infertility (ART). This issue covers in vitro fertilisation (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), cryopreservation of gametes or embryos, and/or the use of fertility medications. When used to treat infertility, ART is also referred to as fertility treatment. The majority of people link ART with reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Some forms of ART may be used for genetic goals in the case of fertile couples (see preimplantation genetic diagnosis).

Surrogacy agreements may involve ART, although not all surrogacy agreements include. There are occasions when the cause of sterility is a minor issue that can be treated with more traditional treatments or behaviours focused at improving health and reproductive practises, therefore ART is not necessarily the first therapeutic option to be explored. Donor eggs, donor sperm, and previously frozen embryos are occasionally used in ART procedures.

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