Definition of In Vitro Fertilization

In-vitro Fertilization is the fertilization that takes place outside the body of a female. It is one of the types of assisted reproductive technology (ART). The medicines and some surgical procedures are used in order to help the sperm in fertilizing the egg cell and then this fertilized egg is implanted in the uterus of a female where it develops and grows into an individual. In this procedure, the medicines are taken which mature the eggs and make them ready for the fertilization process.


Then it is taken out of the body and mixed with the sperm in the lab. Then the embryo is placed into the uterus and pregnancy occurs when this egg gets attached to the lining of the uterus. Hence, IVF just increases the chances of pregnancy but it is not a guaranteed process.


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