- PMA in France
- Pamper your body to give it resilience
In France according to the latest figures published in 2018 , 758,590 babies were born, including 25,120 (3.3%) thanks to PMA . A figure that has been steadily increasing since the first birth by in vitro fertilization in 1982. Despite this, the “test tube babies” born that year requested nearly 150,000 insemination attempts to their parents. A figure that is both dizzying and gives an idea of the strength necessary for all couples who embark on a journey of medically assisted procreation. A conviction all the stronger as the average success percentage IVF and artificial inseminations remains relatively low, between 10 and 25%.
PMA in France
We are talking about medically assisted procreation (MAP) or medically assisted procreation (AMP) when it comes to allow or facilitate the meeting between an oocyte and spermatozoa , with a view to obtaining a pregnancy. Like adoption, PMA is one of the solutions available in France to remedy infertility.
Who can benefit ?
How to embark on an assisted procreation procedure?
Overall, the pre-PMA journey is the same for everyone. A fertility assessment is carried out in lesbian couples or single women who do not a priori have problems conceiving a child.
For everyone, it is the beginning of a long journey, often tiring, emotionally taxing, strewn with medical appointments, dates, schedules, constraints, examinations, tests, questions, doubts and of questioning.
Different PMA techniques depending on the profiles
Depending on the causes of infertility and the profile of the couple or the future mother, three medically assisted procreation techniques can be offered.
- Artificial insemination
- Embryo reception
Artificial insemination is the oldest and least invasive of the three methods. This is also often where PMA courses begin. It requires, on the one hand, that the future mother's uterine tubes are healthy and, on the other, the collection of sperm from her partner, or from a donor. The male gametes are then introduced directly inside the female uterus to promote natural fertilization.
These different procedures are generally preceded by one or more cycles of ovarian stimulation , first orally then by injections. Often poorly experienced because they are emotionally complicated and painful, these moments make the daily lives of future parents and mothers difficult and sometimes psychologically violent. For the love of their child to be conceived, these women draw and mobilize all the courage they have within them.