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Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)

ART refers to treatments and procedures that aim to achieve pregnancy.

These complex procedures may be an option for people who have already gone through various infertility treatment options but who still have not achieved pregnancy. Those interested in ART should discuss the options with their health care provider and may need to consult a fertility specialist.

Some ART options include the following.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compiles annual reports on the success rates of ART.

  • Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)

  • In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

  • Third Party–Assisted ART

Citations

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  1. American Society for Reproductive Medicine. (2012). Intrauterine insemination. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from http://www.asrm.org/FACTSHEET_Intrauterine_Insemination_IUI/ External Web Site Policy [top]
  2. American Society for Reproductive Medicine. (2012). Third-party reproduction (sperm, egg, and embryo donation and surrogacy): A guide for patients. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from
    https://www.asrm.org/BOOKLET_Third-party_Reproduction External Web Site Policy [top]
  3. American Society for Reproductive Medicine. (2015). Assisted reproductive technologies: A guide for patients. Retrieved May 31, 2016, from http://www.asrm.org/uploadedFiles/ASRM_Content/Resources/
    Patient_Resources/Fact_Sheets_and_Info_Booklets/ART.pdf
    External Web Site Policy (PDF – 1.7 MB) [top]
  4. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2013). Percentages of transfers using frozen or fresh donor embryos that resulted in pregnancies, live births, and single-infant live births, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2016, from http://www.cdc.gov/art/pdf/2013-national-summary-slides/art_2013_graphs_and_charts_final_figure42.pdf  (PDF – 238 KB) [top]

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