The 411 on In Vitro Fertilization

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  • More American Women Using IVF Than Before
  • IVF Success Rates
  • Who Is IVF For?
  • Harvesting Eggs
  • Placement of Embryos
  • Black Women and IVF
  • How Much Does IVF Cost?
  • The Emotional Cost of IVF
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Welcomes Baby via IVF
  • What Is IVF?

Who Is IVF For?

IVF is an option for women who have endometriosis, issues with their uterus or fallopian tubes, issues with ovulation, hysterectomy (but still have ovaries), fibroids and other unexplained fertility issues. IVF is also an option when men have low sperm counts; antibody problems that hurt eggs and when sperm cannot penetrate or survive in a woman’s cervix. 

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