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Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)

Safe, Compassionate Conception Assistance

Assisted Reproductive Technologies use technology to assist women and couples conceive. They include treatments that mix a woman’s eggs and a man’s sperm to make embryos. Treatments include embryo donation, egg freezing, intracytoplasmic sperm injection, and in vitro fertilization. Rochester Regional Health’s fertility care team are the region’s leaders in ART, helping women and couples safely and successfully welcome a new baby into their lives.

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Types of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)

ART accounted for 81,478 live born infants in 2018 in the United States—more than 2% of the total babies born, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our effective assisted reproductive help women and couples conceive.

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In Vitro Fertilization is the most common and effective form of ART. IVF is a series of procedures that help with fertility, assist with conception, and can prevent the existence of genetic disorders in new-born babies.

There are five steps of IVF:

Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is the injection of a single live sperm directly into a human egg. ICSI is typically advised for couples suffering from male infertility or who have been unable to fertilize in previous in vitro fertilization (IVF) attempts. ICSI is an option for men with an abnormal semen analysis. More than half of all IVF cases are now ICSI.

Patients choose ICSI if they experience:  

  • unexplained infertility
  • previously poor fertilization with IVF
  • variable sperm counts

Our team will help you decide if ICSI is the best route for you and your partner.

Embryo Donation

Couples who have successfully completed IVF and have extra embryos sometimes gift their frozen embryos to other couples. This incredible gift allows families who have exhausted other fertility options the chance to create a family. Whether you are on the giving or receiving end, our providers are here to help you with this beautiful gift.

Egg Freezing

If you are not currently ready to be pregnant but want to increase your chances of conceiving in the future, egg freezing might be the right option for you. Our providers will help you understand the freezing process and whether it’s the right path for you to take.

You might consider freezing your eggs if you: 

  • are being treated for cancer or another illness that may affect your ability to become pregnant
  • have a condition that can affect your fertility, like autoimmune diseases, gender diversity, and sickle cell anemia
  • would like to preserve younger eggs now for future use
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