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Gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) are two methods to help you conceive. These techniques are helpful for many who have problems with mild endometriosis, unexplained infertility, low sperm production, or sperm antibodies.

Cutaway view of uterus

Preparation for GIFT or ZIFT

  • Medication is used to stimulate the ovaries, producing multiple mature eggs.

  • The woman's eggs are removed with a thin needle inserted into the ovary. This may be done through the vagina or with a laparoscope.

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Along with these techniques, you may also need hormone treatment to improve your chance for success. Your doctor can talk with you about the details, success rates, and costs of the procedures.


Publication Source: American Pregnancy Association

Publication Source: American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Online Source: American Pregnancy Association

Online Source: American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Date Last Reviewed: 2007-01-15T00:00:00-07:00

Date Last Modified: 2005-08-01T00:00:00-06:00

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