Carol B. Lesser, MSN, RNC, NP, is a Nurse Practitioner at Boston IVF, Boston, MA.
Carol B. Lesser, MSN, RNC, NP, reports that she has served as a consultant and on the speakers' Bureau for Watson Pharma, Inc. she received compensation from Watson Pharma, Inc. for her participation in preparing this newsletter.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) technique initially developed to help women with tubal disease in uniting egg and sperm. Several years after this breakthrough, through serendipity and against expert prognostication, it was observed that injecting less-able sperm into eggs yielded excellent fertilization rates. Thus began the era of IVF with intracytoplasmic sperm injection to treat male factor infertility, and countless couples now had an alternative to donor sperm for procreation.