IVF is the only fertility treatment for women with damaged or blocked fallopian tubes. It is also an effective fertility treatment for women facing the below problems:
- Ovulatory dysfunction
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Ovarian cysts
- Previous tubal ligation/sterilisation
- Uterine abnormalities
IVF can also be used to help women who need their eggs removed due to cancer treatment. The eggs will be stored in cryopreservation until a later time.
For men experiencing low semen count, weak semen strength, dysfunctional semen delivery, or having had a previous vasectomy, IVF can be useful with Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection, which utilises a sharp glass needle to inject a functional sperm directly into the centre of the egg. Similar to women, men facing cancer treatment can also have their semen collected for future fertility treatment using IVF.