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What is in vitro fertilization?

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the process of fertilizing a woman's eggs with sperm outside the body in a laboratory. This involves collecting a woman's eggs following an induction of ovulation (see ovulation induction, below) and a sample of sperm from a man. The eggs are fertilized with the sperm and once an embryo is formed, it is placed into the woman's uterus.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
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Category: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

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