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What are the advantages of gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT)?

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For some women who haven't been able to get pregnant with normal in vitro fertilization, GIFT or ZIFT may be a good idea. The processes used in GIFT and ZIFT are closer to natural conception.

But in vitro fertilization techniques have become more refined. And since GIFT and ZIFT both require a surgical procedure that IVF does not, IVF is almost always the preferred choice in clinics.

From: GIFT and ZIFT WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Society for Reproductive Medicine web site. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site. WebMD Fertility Center web site. 


Human Reproduction Update, July-August 2002. The Infertility Workup and Understanding Treatment Options, RESOLVE online. The Merck Manual, Seventeenth Edition, 2000. The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant, Addicus Books, 2002. Assisted Reproductive Technology National Summary Report, 2015, CDC.




 

WebMD Medical Reference.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 08, 2018

SOURCES: American Society for Reproductive Medicine web site. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists web site. WebMD Fertility Center web site. 


Human Reproduction Update, July-August 2002. The Infertility Workup and Understanding Treatment Options, RESOLVE online. The Merck Manual, Seventeenth Edition, 2000. The Fertility Handbook: A Guide to Getting Pregnant, Addicus Books, 2002. Assisted Reproductive Technology National Summary Report, 2015, CDC.




 

WebMD Medical Reference.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 08, 2018

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