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the_woman - September 8

what is ART and how often is this successful?


agatha - September 8

ART means "assisted reproductive technology". this is a group of different methods used to help infertile couples.


joy - September 8

this actually works by removing eggs from a woman's body, mixed with sperm to make embryos. the embryos are then put back in the woman's body.


nimfa - September 8

the success rates vary and depend on many factors. there are factors that affect the success rate of ART such as, age of the partners, reason of infertility, clinic, type of art, or if the egg is fresh or frozen and if the embryo is fresh or frozen.


gilda - September 8

according to CDC, success rates on ART from some fertility clinics, the average percentage of ART cycles that led to a live birth were: 39% in women under the age of 35, 30% aged 35-37, 21% aged 37-40 and 11% women aged 41-42.


heidi - September 8

that sounds horrible though :(. yes it is a big help, but chances are not that a hundred percent.


gilda - September 8

that is why you still have to hope and cross your fingers so you will have a successful ART. age is such a big factor for any success you commit.


keisha - September 8

yeah, patience, patience and a hundred of patience. the results is not that promising enough.


chavie - September 8

it's a bit sad. ART can be expensive too and time-consuming as well.


ingrid - September 8

there are complications with ART too. the most common one is multiple fetuses. well this can be prevented or minimized in several ways.


bless - September 8

i know there are a couple of common methods of ART. what are those?


maya - September 8

in vitro fertilization (IVF), there's this zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) or tubal embryo transfer that is similar to IVF, gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) that is often used for couples in which there are serious problems with the sperm.


dianne - September 8

i heard that ART procedures can sometimes involve the use of donor eggs; that is eggs from another woman, donor sperm or previously frozen embryos.


viktoria - September 8

yes it is, donor eggs are sometimes used for women who can not produce eggs. sometimes it is also done when donor eggs or sperm is used when the woman or man has a a genetic disease that can be passed on to the baby.


-MP- - September 8

an infertile couple may also use donor embryos right? this were either created by couples in infertility treatment of from donor sperm and donor eggs. this is eventually transferred to the uterus and child will not be genetically related to either parent.


Shaun - September 10

I thought this topic about ART. I mean literally art(drawing).. sorry.. :(



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