2019, Number S1
Acta Med 2019; 17 (S1)
Sánchez AA, Hernández GCM, Kably AA
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ABSTRACTInfertility is a common entity that affects 15% of couples worldwide. The three basic components of infertility treatment are induction of ovulation, artificial insemination and in-vitro fertilization (IVF). In cases where the problem relies on the masculine factor ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) is an option to achieve fertilization. For the time being, the techniques used in assisted reproduction are not enough to fight back the harmful effects of age. IVF was first introduced in 1978, and the success rates have increased over the last decades. Many factors have contributed to achieve better results, including the emergence of new techniques and laboratory procedures. The aim of this review is to bring proper information based on scientific evidence, with the purpose of eradicating misconceptions and add specific data of reproductive assisted techniques.