Indications and Complications of In Vitro Fertilization
Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biol

Journal of Fertilization: In Vitro - IVF-Worldwide, Reproductive Medicine, Genetics & Stem Cell Biol
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Commentary - (2022)Volume 10, Issue 2

Indications and Complications of In Vitro Fertilization

John Freitas*
*Correspondence: John Freitas, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Email:

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The technique of manipulating egg cells in vitro is called Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART), and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most common form. The term "in vitro" means the outside of the organism because the oocyte matures in vivo in the ovary and the embryo develops into pregnancy in the uterus, but the oocyte fertilizes in a Petri dish. Since this major advance in fertility treatment, the field of endocrinology of reproduction/ infertility has evolved rapidly and IVF now accounts for 1.6% and 4.5% of all births in the United States and Europe, respectively. Originally developed to avoid irreparable fallopian tube disease, IVF is now widely used to treat infertility from a variety of causes, including endometriosis, male factors, and unexplained infertility. Women who cannot use their eggs due to Primary Ovarian Insufficiency (POI) or an age-related decrease in egg count can become pregnant using donor in vitro fertilization.


Approximately 25% to 35% of infertile women suffer from tubular peritoneal disease, and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is the most common cause of tubular damage. PID is usually the result of Chlamydia trachomatis infection. Bacterial infections can cause tubular obstruction or peritubular capillar adhesions, reducing the likelihood of in vitro fertilization. IVF avoids damage to the fallopian tubes by transplanting the embryo directly into the uterus. Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease defined by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity and is much more common in infertile women than in women without infertility. The mechanism by which endometriosis causes infertility is not fully understood, but women with endometriosis have reported pelvic adhesions, chronic intraperitoneal inflammation, impaired follicular formation, and reduced embryonic implantation. It has been. Laparoscopic surgery has been shown to increase pregnancy rates from 4.7% to 30.7%, demonstrating the importance of restoring normal pelvic anatomy to spontaneous pregnancy. Unfortunately, women with endometriosis have a significantly lower success rate with IVF compared to other causes of infertility, with more advanced disease correlated to inferior outcomes. Poor semen quality is the sole cause of infertility in 20% of couples and contributes to fertility issues in another 20%. Decreased sperm count, motility, or morphology (shape of the sperm) can be successfully treated medically or surgically in approximately 50% of men. Intrauterine insemination can also increase pregnancy rates in couples where the male partner has a low number of motile sperm. If such treatments fail, IVF with or without Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) can be utilized. Sperm extracted from the testicle or epididymis in cases of obstructive azoospermia or testicular hypofunction can only be used in an IVF cycle with ICSI as the sperm have not undergone the final in vivo maturation process, allowing it to fertilize an oocyte. Cryopreservation of eggs is also a viable option for women who want to delay childbirth. It is well known that women's fertility declines dramatically in the first 40 years of life. This decrease in fertility is the result of a decrease in both quantity and quality of oocytes.


Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a potentially lifethreatening complication of ovarian stimulation. In mild cases, women experience abdominal distension, nausea, and vomiting. In more severe cases, ascites can be associated with severe abdominal pain and pleural effusion, which can lead to decreased lung function and hypoxia. Patients may show signs of hypovolemia, oliguria, increased creatinine, increased levated liver enzymes, leukocytosis, and electrolyte imbalances. Blood levels increase the risk of thromboembolism. In severe cases, acute renal failure and disseminated intravascular coagulation can be fatal. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates the incidence of severe OHSS to be 0.2-1% of all pacing cycles. Twin frequency increased from 1980 to 2015, with an estimated 19% are of twins and 25% are of triplets due to IVF.

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John Freitas*
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Citation: Freitas J (2022) Indications and Complications of In Vitro Fertilization. J Fertil In Vitro IVF Worldw Reprod Med Genet Stem Cell Biol. 10:260.

Received: 01-Mar-2022, Manuscript No. JFIV-22-17198; Editor assigned: 04-Mar-2022, Pre QC No. JFIV-22-17198 (PQ); Reviewed: 18-Mar-2022, QC No. JFIV-22-17198; Revised: 24-Mar-2022, Manuscript No. JFIV-22-17198 (R); Published: 01-Apr-2022 , DOI: 10.35248/2375-4508.22.10:260

Copyright: © 2022 Freitas J. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.