Assisted reproductive technology

Medically assisted procreation (Procreazione Medicalmente Assistita, PMA) include both simpler techniques such as intrauterine insemination (the introduction of seminal fluid into the uterine cavity), and more complex techniques, where insemination and fertilization of the oocyte occurs outside the body, and then the developed embryo is transferred to the uterus.

These techniques can be applied in "fresh" cycles if both oocyte and non-cryopreserved or "thawing" embryos are used. The Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS, the National Institute of Health in Italy) collects data on centers authorized to apply PMA techniques on their efficacy and safety and outcome.


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