RCC's Online Infertility Video Seminars
Welcome to Reproductive Care Center's series of infertility educational videos. These videos are high quality and feature the infertility specialists and staff at Reproductive Care Center along with descriptive multimedia content. We hope you find the videos informative and helpful.
Infertility Diagnosis, Causes, and Treatments
Infertility is common. Once thought to be a "female problem", we now know that some degree of male infertility is present in 50% of cases. This video provides detailed information about the causes of infertility including ovulatory disorders, tubal disease, cervical factor, uterine factor, male infertility and others. It also discusses treatment options such as medications, IUI, and IVF.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a first line infertility treatment for many patients and is discussed in detail in this video. Intrauterine insemination (IUI), is one of the oldest fertility treatments known to man and is used today to treat many conditions that cause infertility such as mild male factor and ovulatory disorders.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
The IVF process is discussed in detail in this video. IVF involves fertilizing the eggs outside of the body in a petri dish. Many eggs are required for IVF and the drug FSH is administered by injection to cause the development of multiple follicles, each of which contains an egg. IVF cycles are controlled by the infertility specialist using various fertility drugs.
Patients are monitored throughout the IVF cycle using ultrasound and estradiol hormone measurements. Once the eggs mature, they are retrieved from the ovaries using transvaginal guided ultrasound under light sedation. After retrieval, the eggs are combined with the sperm and fertilization occurs. In some cases of male infertility, a single sperm is injected directly into each egg using ICSI. When appropriate, other procedures such as assisted hatching or PGD may be employed.