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bedaine02Photo credit: Maryse LeBlancInfertility
is defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after 12 months or more of unprotected sexual intercourse.


Incidence of infertility
15% to 20% of all couples of ideal age to conceive will experience difficulty achieving a pregnancy.


Glossary of abbreviations :

ART: Assisted Reproductive Technologies
AHT: Assisted Human Reproduction
CRYO: Cryopreservation/Freezing process
D & C: Dilatation and curettage
DSA: Detailed Sperm Analysis
FET : Frozen Embryo Transfer
FBT: Frozen Blastocyst Transfer
FSH: Follicle Stimulating Hormone
HSG: Hysterosalpingography
ICSI: Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection
IVF: In Vitro Fertilization
IUI: Intrauterine insemination
LAH: Laser Assisted Hatching
LH: Luteinizing Hormone