Assisted Reproduction

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Chapter 165 Assisted Reproduction


Relevant Pathophysiology: The success of treatment depends to a great extent on the identified cause of infertility because some problems are more easily overcome than others. It must be recognized that success is also a function of the age of the woman. It is also true that the rate of spontaneous pregnancy loss increases rapidly after age 35, adversely affecting success.


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Abbreviation Technique
AID Artificial insemination, donor (using donor sperm, occasionally referred to as TDI or therapeutic donor insemination)
AIH Artificial insemination, homologous (using the partner’s sperm)
BT Basal body temperature
GIFT Gamete intrafallopian transfer (gametes placed in the fallopian tube for fertilization)
HSG Hysterosalpingogram or uterine cavity radiograph
ICSI Intracytoplasmic sperm injection
IUI Intrauterine insemination (placement of either donor or husband sperm directly into the uterine cavity)