In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Fertility Specialist Richard Marrs, MD explains In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer and how it is used to help assist reproduction
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

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In Vitro Fertalization and Embryo Transfer (IVFET) is a technology that was developed in the late 70's early 80's. It was developed to take care of women who were infertile due to tubal damage. Simply, what we do is to stimulate the ovaries to produce multiple eggs, we take the eggs directly out of the ovary into the In Vitro Fertalization laboratory that has been given a sperm sample, we place the sperm and egg together in the In Vitro dish, we let fertilization occur and then the embryo's grow for 3 to 5 days before we select the embryo's to transfer directly back into the uterus. IVF is just a way to bypass the Fallopian tube process in the Human Reproductive process.

Fertility Specialist Richard Marrs, MD explains In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer and how it is used to help assist reproduction

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Richard Marrs, MD

Fertility Specialist

Dr. Richard Marrs is a board certified Reproductive Endocrinologist. He studied medicine and trained in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Texas before moving to Southern California to study Reproductive Endocrinology. While at the University of Southern California, he developed one of the country’s first IVF programs, which is responsible for the second IVF birth in the United States and the first birth from cryopreserved embryos in the United States in 1986. He is internationally recognized for his contributions to the development of IVF. He has published over 200 papers and books in the area of Reproductive Endocrinology and In Vitro Fertilization and is a prominent figure in the national and international infertility communities. In 1996, he published a book for couples called the Dr. Richard Marrs' Fertility Book: America's Leading Infertility Expert Tells You Everything You Need to Know About Getting Pregnant.

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