What are the risks associated with assisted reproductive technologies?
If a couple decides to proceed with assisted reproductive technologies to treat infertility problems, it should be remembered that ICSI/IVF exposes the woman to risk. The use of ICSI/IVF in a woman may cause overstimulation of the ovaries from the fertility drugs and carries the risks associated with surgical collection of eggs from the ovaries. It is important that the full details of risks for the woman are explained to the couple. The use of ICSI/IVF switches the focus from the man to the woman. Most couples accept this switch in order to try and have children. The decision about choice of treatment requires careful thought and discussion with your doctor.