Treatments for Infertility Problems
Being unable to have children should not feel like a punishment. Many fertility issues can be solved by eminent fertility specialists like Dr. Kwang Yul Cha. And medical advancements in infertility continue to ensure that new types of treatments are introduced.
Different fertility treatments
Assisted Hatching (AH) with (IVF): This is a micromanipulation technique that can either thin or open the shell of the egg so that embryo hatching can take place. This procedure is highly recommended to women for whom the IVF treatment has already failed and whose age is nearing 40. This age group has responded well towards this treatment. The risk of embryo damage is very low with the intracytoplasmic sperm injection ICSI. Highly trained embryologists with years of experience perform this operation.
Genetic Testing and Diagnosis: Nearly 75% of implantations or pregnancies fail because of chromosomal disorders in the fertilized egg. Before implanting the embryo in the uterus, it is necessary to test and find out which one is healthier and suitable for pregnancy. The tests are called PGD and PGS, known as pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis and pre-implantation genetic screening.
Family Balancing – Gender and sex selection: Through pre-implantation genetic screening, this test is done to find out the sex of the embryo. This screening is very accurate. Determining the sex is required for several reasons including aborting the embryo to prevent genetic diseases such as autism, psychological reasons for wanting the same sex and for family balancing.
Cryopreservation: This is the process of preserving healthy embryos for the future. The reasons may vary, such as utilizing it for the next pregnancy opportunity, escaping from dilemmas of embryo disposal, increasing pregnancy chances and so on. The traditional method of ‘slow freezing’ has a problem of destroying the integrity of the cell and results in a 68% success rate. However, this problem has been successfully overcome by a ‘flash freezing’ technique which has increased the success rate to 88%. The highlight is that embryos, with the new technological advancements, can be stored for years without losing their freshness.
Reproductive Surgery: Several surgeries are carried out to correct any physical barriers so you can become pregnant and safely deliver your child. These are tubal ligation reversal, myomectomy and polypectomy.
Sperm or Egg Donor Program: This program helps women with ovarian issues and men who have reproductive problems.
Gestational Surrogacy: This is also known as ‘gestational carrier.' This process is used for women who cannot become pregnant by way of her uterus. Another woman then agrees to become pregnant by hosting her uterus and is called the ‘carrier.’