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Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer (GIFT)

GIFT is an early, and very simple ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) technique devised in the 1980s to achieve pregnancies in most couples who have not been able to conceive using conventional treatments for infertility (despite having good sperm and normal fallopian tubes). Most infertility patients will have their best chance of pregnancy with some sort of ART procedure, and GIFT is the only ART approach that is completely acceptable to the Roman Catholic Church. The success rate with GIFT is even somewhat higher than with standard IVF (in vitro fertilization), but GIFT can be performed only if the patient has normal fallopian tubes and adequate sperm. For cases with abnormal fallopian tubes, IVF is mandated. For cases with poor sperm, we recommend the ICSI procedure pioneered by us and our Belgian collaborators. GIFT treatment at near you (Kandivali).

How Is GIFT Different From Other Techniques?

GIFT is exactly like IVF in relation to the preparation, sperm collection and foetus monitoring. The difference is that instead of fertilising the egg in laboratory conditions the sperm is placed inside the fallopian tube near the egg. This technique is nearer to the natural fertilisation process as compared to the other techniques.

Who Would GIFT Be Most Useful For?

  • Couples with unexplained fertility issues.
  • Women whose fallopian tubes are not blocked or damaged.
  • If sperm count or motility rate is low.
  • The couple objects to IVF for religious or other reasons.