- October 20, 2017 at 10:36 #4006
This treatment requires the first two steps of IVF to be done: ovarian hyperstimulation and egg retrieval. As opposed to IVF, the gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) procedure involves a laparoscopy to put eggs and sperm directly into the fallopian tube, allowing the tube itself to be the natural incubator. Usually, 4 to 6 eggs are replaced. The disadvantage of the GIFT is that a laparoscopy needs to be performed under general anesthesia. A prerequisite to performing the GIFT would be that the woman should have a minumum of one normal fallopian tube.
The GIFT was quite a popular within the 1980s but is not performing nowadays due to the high success of IVF. Indeed less than 1% of assisted reproductive technology (ART) procedures are GIFT. Indications for relying to GIFT include altered cervical anatomy that prevents an effective uterine transfer, or if religious reasons preclude IVF.
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