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Who needs IVF?

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  • 29/06/2020 16:26:38
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Which are the couples who really need IVF treatment?

  • Male infertility – Sperm concentration <15 Mill./ml, motility <40%, morphological normality <4% (Based on WHO Human Semen 5th Edition)
  • Tubal damage or blockage attributable to past pelvic infection or surgery
  • Endometriosis – Endometrium grows outside the uterus, involving inside and outside the ovaries, behind the uterus and around the fallopian tubes, causing pelvic adhesions or adverse impacts on the functions of the ovaries and fallopian tubes
  • Problems in immune system
  • Problems in ovulation – e.g. PCOS, over- or under-weight, hormone imbalance
  • Age – Female fertility starts to decline after the age of 35
  • Unexplained infertility – After appropriate history and investigations, no cause can be found

If you have chosen IVF as your treatment, please note these points:

  • Pregnancy rate decreases for female patients above 40 years old, especially if older than 45, pregnancy rate is <10%. PGT-A technology can help improve the chance of successful pregnancy.
  • According to Hong Kong Law, only legally married infertile couples can receive IVF treatment, so please bring the original marriage certificate with you during the first consultation.
  • Couples receiving IVF treatment must not have any medical, physiological or mental contra-indication to pregnancy.
  • Couples have to be thoroughly evaluated to ensure that IVF treatment is the most suitable treatment option.
  • Patients who have ovulation failure or very low ovarian reserve should be refused IVF treatment or advised to receive egg donation.