IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) protocols have transformed fertility treatments for millions and are specialised forms of ART (assisted reproductive techniques). A range of protocols is available that match different situations and needs, but the Long or Short protocols remain the standard IVF treatment option. However, IUI is often tried before this and medication levels rise with lower responses to stimulation and with increased BMI.
ICSI is used in over half of IVF procedures as male factor is a significant issue for many couples. It’s worth getting as healthy as possible before IVF to optimise the chances of success and the health of children, which is a core aspect of the morefertile® PFPs. The costs of IVF vary enormously, but the challenges clinics face can also be very different. The IVF protocols section contains information on: