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Treatment Options for Infertilitity

Sep 26, 2013

There is no set treatment for infertility. Working with a fertility specialist can help a couple determine the best course of treatment for their situation.

Seth Derman, MD, FACOG, board certified in gynecology and reproductive endocrinology/fertility and Medical Director of Princeton IVF Laboratory, says options may include one or more of the following:

  • Fertility medications aimed at stimulating a woman’s eggs to grow.
  • Intrauterine insemination (the injection of sperm into the uterus).
  • In-vitro fertilization, or IVF, which involves fertilization of eggs in the laboratory and transferring the resulting embryos back into the uterus.
  • IVF with eggs or sperm from a donor.
  • Surgery to correct conditions such as endometriosis or scar tissue in the uterus.
Princeton IVF Laboratory’s 1,000-square-foot lab consists of four rooms including a procedure room for egg retrieval and embryo transfer; an embryology laboratory where sperm and egg are processed and cultured; cryopreservation and storage room for embryo preservation; and a recovery room.

Treatment may be covered by insurance. Under the New Jersey Family Building Act, large employers are often required to cover the cost of the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. There are certain exclusions, so check with your health plan for details.

To find a fertility specialist near you, call 1.888.PHCS4YOU (1.888.742.7496).