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  • IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) and ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) are assisted reproductive treatment (ART) procedures in which eggs are fertilised outside the body.
  • IVF and ICSI involve a series of steps taken over several weeks.
  • Your personal circumstances and medical history may affect your chance of having a baby with IVF or ICSI.
  • When handled by experts, IVF and ICSI are safe, and medical complications are rare.
  • In Australia, Medicare covers some of the costs associated with IVF and ICSI (as does private health insurance) but there are also substantial out-of-pocket costs.

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Reviewed on: 28-09-2023