IVF has come a long way since the first baby was born more than 40 years ago. In the early days of IVF doctors waited for the one egg that a woman releases every month to mature before they tried to retrieve it and fertilise it in the laboratory. Needless to say, the chance of a pregnancy was extremely low.
Since then IVF has become much more efficient mainly because hormones are used to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs, the culture systems in the laboratory have been refined and embryos can be frozen which adds to the chance of a baby.
People who struggle to have a baby often turn to IVF and this has ended happily for millions of couples around the world. But sometimes multiple IVF attempts fail to result in a pregnancy and sometimes women who achieve pregnancy experience repeated pregnancy loss.
.1980 ماع يف IVF بيبانلأاب حيقلتلا قيرط نع هب لُ بحلا مّ ت يلارتسأ لٍ فط لوأ ةدلاو تناك ةدعاسمب وأ IVF لامعتسإب مهب لُ بحلا مّ ت لفط 100,000 نم رثكأ نإف خيراتلا كلذ ذنمو
عيمج نم ةئملاب 3.3 ةبسن نإف ،2010 ماع يفو .مهتدلاو تمّ ت دق ,ىرخأ حيقلت تاّينقت
.)ART( ةدعاسملاب حيقلتلا تاينقت ةطساوب مهب لُ بحلا مّ ت نييلارتسلأا لافطلأا
澳洲首例试管婴儿（IVF）诞生于1980年，从那以后有超过10 万的婴儿通过IVF和其他辅助生育技术诞生。2010年，澳洲3.3% 的婴儿是通过辅助生育技术（ART）诞生的。
澳洲首例試管嬰兒（IVF）誕生於1980年，自此以後有超過10萬 的嬰兒透過IVF和其他輔助生殖技術誕生。2010年，澳洲3.3%的 嬰兒是透過輔助生殖技術（ART）誕生的。
Last week, Australian and Belgian scientists announced exciting results in the field of IVM (in vitro maturation of human eggs). IVM has been around for some time. The breakthrough comes from the development of culture medium containing growth factors that make IVM 50% more successful than in previous methods.
So what is IVM and how does it relate to the process of IVF (In Vitro Fertilization)?
To understand this development, you first need to know a little bit about how eggs are stored in the ovary and how IVF is practiced today.
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Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) is used for the same reasons as IVF, but especially to overcome sperm problems. Essentially, ICSI follows the same process as IVF, except ICSI involves the direct injection of a single sperm into each egg to achieve fertilisation.
Research shows that IVF is just as effective as the ICSI procedure, where sperm is injected directly into an egg, when there is no male infertility factor. Cumulative live birth rates in Victoria were similar for IVF and ICSI in these circumstances.