Experiences of fertility treatment

People shared their experiences of a wide range of different fertility treatments.

In the first film below, you can hear about people’s experiences of ovulation induction, ovulation stimulation, and progesterone supplements. These are non-ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) therapies.

The second film features experiences of ART – Intra-uterine Insemination (IUI), IVF and Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). IVF add-ons are also covered on this film. While add-ons lack good evidence and their use is contested, they are commonly offered as part of IVF treatment, usually after a few unsuccessful cycles. ICSI is considered an add-on when it is offered without a medical reason such as problems with sperm quality.

The third film covers experiences of fertility-related surgery.

Non-Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) therapies

Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) treatments

Surgical treatment of infertility

Further information

Fertility Treatment Explained – VARTA
Explore Fertility Treatments – Human Reproduction and Embryology Authority (HFEA), UK
Progesterone support of the luteal phase and in the first trimester – RANZCOG Guidance (2018)