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Review Article Assisted Reproduction

Investigation of in vivo and in vitro fertilization methods: a review of the literature

José Guedes da Silva Júnior, Daniel José da Silva, João Ricardhis Saturnino de Oliveira, Weber Melo do Nascimento, Maria Auxiliadora Macêdo Callou, Talyta Valéria Siqueira do Monte

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Objectives: This is a review of the methods of assisted reproduction, in vivo and in vitro fertilization, and its applications. Methods: The aforementioned information was compiled through a review of the literature on articles, books and periodicals about Intrauterine Transfer (IT), In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Intracytoplasmic Injection (ICSI), Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT), and ZygoteIntrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT). Results: The exacerbated use of these techniques brought peculiar attention on the subject although population was discordant about its use. This formed non-veridical opinions regarding the process. Manipulation of these therapies has been controlled and enacted by laws, legislations, and resolutions by each country politics, yet these techniques are well sought and present satisfactory results. Conclusions: Assisted human reproduction gives hope and brings greater understanding and confidence to those who are facing problems to build a family. The search for specialized clinics has become more frequent for those who wish to have children and are not limited to this, it has the possibility to deviate from hereditary genetic problems, since it contributes as an improvement in the health of a new generation.


assisted reproduction; in vivo fertilization; infertility; human reproduction.


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