Autologous Endometrial Coculture (AEC)

Autologous Endometrial Coculture (AEC) is a technique involving IVF that tries to create a more natural environment in the laboratory for the development of the embryo.

Following fertilization in the IVF lab, the embryo is placed on a layer of cells previously removed from the woman’s own uterine lining before being transferred to the uterus. The idea is that the uterine cells help promote proper development of the embryo.

AEC requires that the woman undergo a biopsy in which some cells are removed from her uterus. From here on, the procedure is similar to IVF. does not make AEC treatment recommendations nor dispense medical advice; only a physician or heath care provider is qualified to determine the proper treatment for any patient. The treatment options are presented for general education purposes only.


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