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Fertility (Cambridge IVF)

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The fertility treatment that's right for you depends on a range of factors. We can help you choose the treatment that will give you the best chance of conceiving.

Types of fertility treatment

No single fertility treatment is best for everyone. The right treatment for you will depend on your circumstances, including the cause of your fertility problems, the age of the female partner and your medical history. Broadly speaking, fertility treatments fall into three categories.

Fertility medicines

These are usually prescribed to women. Most of the common fertility medicines are intended to help with ovulation problems. 

Surgical procedures

These include fallopian tube surgery, which can be helpful if the fallopian tubes, which lead from the ovaries to the uterus (womb), become blocked or scarred, preventing pregnancy.

Assisted conception

This can include intrauterine insemination(IUI) (opens in a new tab), in which sperm is placed into the womb using a fine plastic tube. This can be helpful in cases of mild sperm problems.

Assisted conception also includes IVF (in vitro fertilisation) (opens in a new tab), in which sperm and eggs are mixed outside the body and put back into the womb. This can be helpful for a range of fertility problems, including more severe sperm problems and cases of unexplained infertility.

You can find out more about these fertility treatments on the Cambridge IVF website. (opens in a new tab)

Access to NHS funded fertility treatment

If you think you may be experiencing fertility problems, see your GP first. Your GP may carry out a range of tests to help identify any fertility problems. Access to some fertility treatments, including IVF, varies throughout the country, and waiting lists are long in some areas. For more information contact Cambridge IVF.  (opens in a new tab)

Cambridge IVF

Cambridge IVF is a purpose-built assisted conception unit which offers high-quality care based on the very latest science and fertility research within the East of England. 

Cambridge IVF's approach is to provide personal, supportive care delivered by a team whose strength is their combined expertise, knowledge and experience.