IVF or Assisted Reproductive Procedures

Assisted reproductive procedures, also known as ARP, are live examples of how science and technology have advanced in the healthcare sector. These procedures give couples a chance to resolve their fertility issues and also aid in conception. Today, many couples opt for such services to help them conceive a child as soon as possible. Many people travel from various parts of the world to India to opt for assisted reproductive procedures.

Popular procedures and treatments of ARP



Surrogacy is not a new concept as it has been in existence for centuries now. It is an arrangement made between a couple (future parents) and a woman who will carry the embryo for nine months. It is also one of the most preferred choices for gays and single men who want to have children.

IUI or Intrauterine insemination

IUI is a procedure that helps couples who have issues with sperm count or sperm quality. In this procedure, the woman has to carry her child inside her womb for the entire pregnancy. In this procedure, the sperm is injected directly into the womb so that it fertilizes the egg.


IVF or In Vitro Fertilization

IVF or In Vitro Fertilization is similar to IUI but comes with a slight twist. In this form of assisted reproductive procedures in India, the matured ovaries are fertilized in a lab and then transferred into the woman’s womb.

ICSI or Intracytoplasmic sperm injection

ICSI is very similar to IVF but has a different approach. In IVF, around 50-100 thousand sperms are needed to help fertilize the egg. However, in ICSI, a single sperm is injected into the egg’s cytoplasm directly. The egg is then extracted or taken out and sent to the lab to ensure that it is fertilized. Suppose the fertilization has not happened. They will then follow the same procedure of IVF. 

GIFT or Gamete intrafallopian transfer

GIFT or Gamete Intrafallopian transfer is another form of assisted reproductive technology in India. In this form of assisted reproduction, the ovaries and sperms are placed into the fallopian tube. It is similar to IVF, but laparoscopy is not needed to put the egg back into the womb. The procedure takes around 4-6 weeks to complete under a watchful eye.

ZIFT or Zygote intrafallopian transfer

A specialist will recommend ZIFT when there are blockages in the fallopian tubes that prevent the sperm and egg’s binding. In this procedure, the egg is removed and fertilized accordingly. Usually, this procedure also takes around 4-6 weeks and requires certain medicines to stimulate egg production and the fertility process.

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