Professor Dr Zavos

Professor, Dr. Zavos, Director of the International Institute for Gender Selection


Louise Brown
Dr. Zavos with Louise Brown, the first IVF Baby

 

Bob Edwards
Professor, Dr. Zavos with Dr. Robert Edwards, who performed the first human IVF procedure.

Affiliate Links

repromed

aia

zdl

Assisted Reproductive Technologies

What are Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART)?

Assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) encompass a wide range of techniques designed primarily to aid couples unable to conceive without medical intervention. Since the birth of Louise Brown, the first 'test-tube baby' in 1978 with the assistance of Professor Robert Edwards, more than 1.5 million children worldwide have been born following IVF treatment and other Assisted reproductive technologies. The term 'assisted reproductive technologies' include techniques such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). However, it can be defined as including all treatments that include medical and scientific manipulation of human gametes and embryos in order to produce a term pregnancy.

By definition it can include procedures in which only sperm are manipulated (i.e., intra-uterine insemination or artificial insemination) but it does not include procedures in which a woman takes drugs only to stimulate egg production, without the intention of having eggs retrieved. In general, ART involves surgically removing eggs from a woman's ovaries, combining them with sperm in the laboratory, and returning them to the woman's body or donating them to another woman.

ARTs consist of a group of procedures and include procedures aiming to treat the male factor, female factor or both. In the case of treatment of the male factor it is often overcome through the use of advanced techniques including in vitro fertilization (IVF), intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), assisted hatching, egg donation and other similar techniques. Recent advances such as blastocyst culture and transfer and micro-surgical sperm aspiration, among others, are enabling clinicians and scientists to achieve higher pregnancy success rates, lower multiple pregnancy rates and even enable men with no sperm in their ejaculate to father children. As advanced fertility treatment technologies continue to develop, possibilities become realities, allowing more couples to build the family of their dreams.

The types of ARTs include:

 

Our Vision

Testimonials

General Disclaimer

This site and all information, materials, content and products therein are provided on an "as-is" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. You expressly agree that use of this site, including all content, data or software distributed by, downloaded or accessed from or through this site, is at your sole risk. Gender Selection disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement as to the information, materials, content, software and products on the site (all "site content").

Follow us on facebook

Copyright © 2009 The International Institute for Gender Selection

This Web Site Wholly Owned and Operated by ZDL, Inc. & Dr. Panayiotis Zavos
181 Southland Drive • Lexington, Ky • 40503, USA
Phone 859-278-6806; Fax 859-278-6906