Infertility is the inability of a couple to become pregnant regardless of any cause after 1 year of unprotected sexual intercourse using no birth control methods. IVF offers infertile couples a chance to have a child who is biologically related to them. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the joining of a woman’s egg and a man’s sperm in a laboratory dish.
IVF is a form of assisted reproductive technology (ART). This means special medical techniques are used to help a woman become pregnant. It is used to treat many causes of infertility that include: