In vitro fertilisation (IVF)

In Switzerland today, 10 to 15% of couples have difficulties in conceiving a child. More than 1% of babies are the result of in vitro fertilisation (IVF).

Thanks to this treatment, we reproduce in the laboratory what happens naturally in the Fallopian tubes: fertilisation and the first steps of embryo development.

Did you know?

The first "test-tube baby" in Lausanne was a little boy born at the CHUV in July 1986. In June 1995, a little girl was born as the first baby conceived following a direct injection of spermatozoids into the egg cell (ICSI).

Today, several thousand babies have been born at the CHUV thanks to IVF and ICSI.


Fertility Medicine and Gynaecological Endocrinology
CHUV Maternity Unit
Av. Pierre-Decker 2
1011 Lausanne
Fax +41 21 314 32 74

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 Last updated on 17/08/2018 at 10:46