Infertility: Questions to Ask About Assisted Reproductive Technology
When considering an Reference assisted reproductive technology (ART) Opens New Window procedure, ask your doctor:
- For a step-by-step description of the procedure you're considering, including any fertility medicines, daily blood testing, and egg harvesting. ART treatment is physically and emotionally demanding, especially of the female partner.
- About his or her level of expertise. ART procedures to correct infertility in both men and women require specialized training and experience.
- How likely it is that you and your partner will conceive after treatment with ART. This depends on the specific type of problem being treated and other fertility factors such as a woman's age. You must feel comfortable that the risks of ART are worth the likelihood of becoming pregnant.
- About the clinic's treatment success rates and about what types of problems the clinic typically treats.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference December 7, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology