Female egg maturation is stimulated with hormone treatment, after which the egg is extracted by transvaginal puncture of the follicles.  The eggs are fertilized in the laboratory using the man’s sperm, and a couple of days later usually one egg (maximum two) is introduced into the woman's uterus. 

Approximately every third treatment leads to pregnancy and every fourth to birth.


Tubal scarring, moderate-severe endometriosis, male infertility, unexplained infertility for more than 2-3 years when the woman is aged under 38, and unexplained infertility for more than 1 year when the woman is aged over 38.

Mandatory testing before treatment

Mandatory testing before treatment applies to both members of the couple, and covers HIV, Hepatitis B and C, HTLV I and II, and syphilis.

Page revised Thursday, April 7, 2011

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Published by Anita Pettersson