In general, patients with infertility due to a condition not responsive to conventional therapy are considered for the IVF procedure. Diagnoses include:
Surgical procedures to correct the problem may have been unsuccessful or the individual may be judged to have a poor chance for success with the surgery. Patients also may have chosen not to accept the risks involved with the surgery.
Traditional treatments may have been unsuccessful.
Cervical Factors or Antibody Problems
Usual treatment measures have failed.
No definite cause has been identified.
Male Factor Infertility
Low sperm count or reduced sperm motility, antibodies, or surgically collected sperm.
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
For unknown reasons, women with recurrent pregnancy loss of undetermined origin do very well with IVF.
Patients who have undergone menopause, have reduced ovarian reserve, or consistently make poor embryos can continue with IVF using donated eggs or embryos.
This is for women without a uterus, with a uterus not capable of carrying a baby, those who have serious medical problems that would make it unwise for them to carry a baby, and in cases of unexplained failure to conceive with prior IVF cycles.