In some women and men advanced fertility treatments are the better approach. They carry higher chance for success and safer way to achieving pregnancy. Assisted reproductive technologies also provides reproductive options for men and women not available with simple fertility treatment.
These include women with blocked fallopian tubes, severe male factor infertility, repeated unsuccessful IUI, diminished ovarian reserve, when parents carry a genetic abnormality, in women at high risk for multiple pregnancy e.g. PCOS and professional women who want to freeze their eggs for future reproduction. It is also used for fertility preservation in women diagnosed with cancer and when gestational carriers are needed.
Advanced fertility treatment require retrieval of eggs, assisted fertilization and culture of embryos in the laboratory. Embryos can be genetically tested and can be frozen for later use.