Term: Infertility Treatment

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Last Updated: 2012-11-05

Definition:

Medical treatment for women who have difficulty becoming pregnant. Infertility medications are used for ovulation induction or controlled ovarian hyperstimulation, while assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) are more complex and invasive in that they involve techniques to manipulate and fertilize the egg outside the body. (Hrometz SL, Gates VA, 2009).

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References 

  • Hrometz SL, Gates VA. Review of available infertility treatments. Drugs of Today 2009;45(4):275-291.(View)

Term used in 

  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)