Duzce Medical Journal, vol.24, no.Special Issue, pp.78-81, 2022 (Scopus)
© 2022, Duzce University Medical School. All rights reserved.Infertility is defined as the inability to conceive after one year despite regular intercourse. The need for treatment and treatment option are determined by the evaluation process that starts after this stage. Treatment mainly includes ovarian stimulation followed by timed intercourse, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and in vitro fertilization (IVF)/intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Choosing the appropriate patient and appropriate treatment method is critical here and is based on many factors. Maternal age and infertility etiology are the main determinants of treatment selection. As important as it is to think about IVF/ICSI selection quickly in patients over 38 years of age, it is equally important to switch to assisted reproductive techniques without waiting in the presence of very low sperm parameters. An inappropriate indication will fail even if the treatment is done in the best way. Appropriate patient selection and giving enough time to the patient in the treatment stages will increase success. In the presented article, IUI and IVF/ICSI patient selection criteria will be evaluated according to the causes of infertility. Here, the order in which the patient will be evaluated and the steps to be taken on the way to IVF/ICSI in the treatment of staged infertility will be evaluated in detail and descriptively.