ICSI Success Rates

ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is a procedure that can be done in conjunction with IVF (in vitro fertilization) to increase its chances of success. In ICSI, a single, healthy sperm is injected into a mature egg using a very small needle. It is used to overcome male infertility. In cases where a man has a […]

IVF and Insurance Coverage

As we talked about in our section on the cost of IVF, it is an expensive process. Unfortunately, the cost is prohibitive for some couples. Currently there are 15 states that mandate employers (of over 25 people) to offer coverage on their health plan for fertility diagnosis or treatments. They are: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, […]

What is IVF

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the process in which insemination and fertiization between egg and sperm take place outdside the body in a laboratory. The fertilized embryo is deposited into the woman’s uterus via catheter in a process called embryonic transfer. The desired result of an IVF cycle is successful implantation and the beginning of […]

Gender Selection

Today’s scientific advancements have made it possible to select the gender of your child. Embryologists are now able to create or identify embryos of a certain sex. The ability to do this grew out of procedures already in place to perform genetic testing for medical reasons. It has only recently been opened up to non-medical, […]