According to the World Health Organization, almost 1 in 6 adults experience infertility. This highlights the importance of innovative fertility treatment alternatives that can fulfill the aspirations of individuals longing to conceive and bring their dreams to fruition.
Since the birth of the first baby conceived by In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in 1978, there have been more than 8 million people born through IVF, with success rates continuing to improve over the years. As the need continues to increase, people are looking for fertility treatments that are reliable, affordable and accessible.
Here at Red Rock Fertility, we use the latest advancements in IVF through cutting-edge technology to help boost success rates, giving hopeful parents a better chance of conceiving. Below are some of the recent breakthroughs in fertility treatments, offering new options for those struggling with infertility.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF): Newest Updates
IVF is used to combat many fertility issues affecting both men and women. This specific fertility treatment is the process of combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory to be fertilized and then implanted into the uterus. It’s a multi-step process, and success rates can vary according to factors such as age.
Some of the current issues experienced with IVF include accessibility and affordability. Many couples experience frustration undergoing the IVF process due to frequent appointments, tests and issues around cost. However, IVF research is gaining attention beyond the medical realm, attracting interest from tech and investment sectors. This collaboration is aiding in overcoming challenges encountered during fertility treatments and enhancing the overall experience for growing families.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI): Newest Updates
IUI is better known as artificial insemination and is designed to help those who are experiencing difficulty conceiving. This fertility treatment option involves placing specially prepared sperm directly into the uterus, helping to bypass some of the issues causing couples difficulty in reproducing, such as low sperm mobility.
With a success rate of 10% to 20%, many people will undergo two or three rounds of IUI before deciding to try IVF. However, in recent years, scientists have been able to create artificial sperm in a laboratory, paving the way for potentially groundbreaking developments for the future of fertility technology.
Artificial Intelligence and the Advancements in Fertility Technology
Artificial intelligence (AI) is helping to advance the healthcare industry, and has an important role to play in the latest IVF technology. Not only is AI able to analyze vast amounts of data to help provide more precise, tailored treatments, but it can be used by patients themselves to monitor their own health data with greater accuracy, helping to achieve the best chance of success. Processes that are typically manual, such as egg viability checks, could soon be carried out via assistive technology, saving time and resources for fertility clinics.
Other advances in fertility treatment technology include improvements to patient care, boosted by the introduction of virtual appointments and care, as well as at-home testing. While these advances may have been sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, their success in improving patient care and experience has meant that they are now a firm part of the fertility treatment offering for many practices.
Overall, improved technology through AI and machine learning means patients can benefit from tailored fertility treatment plans that stand a better chance of success. This can aid decision-making for both patients and their clinicians while reducing costs for both as well.
What Does the Future Hold for Fertility Technology?
Although the implementation of AI and advanced technology in fertility treatment is still in its early stages, it is already bringing about significant changes for patients undergoing IVF and other treatments. From providing better insights and helping to optimize treatment for individual patients, fertility technology can continue to make improvements that will save time, provide greater accuracy and improve success rates, helping to transform fertility treatments and making IVF more accessible to people all over the world.
With more investment and greater research, developments of new fertility treatments could be seen much faster in the next 40 years compared to the last 40 years.
Embracing the Future of Fertility at Red Rock Fertility
The need for better, more personalized patient care is one of the key priorities for the fertility industry, identified as one of the crucial factors for success. At Red Rock Fertility, we’re already leading the way with our boutique-style approach to patient care, centered on providing private care that’s tailored to the individual or couple. We treat our patients using the latest techniques and technology, while also providing a calm and comfortable environment to help improve treatment outcomes.
Dr. Littman is dedicated to helping people welcome new life into their families. For more information about the Red Rock Clinic, contact us today to speak to a member of our team.