Glossary of Fertility Terms
Uterus: The womb, the main female reproductive organ.
Varicocele: A varicose vein in the scrotum that may affect the quality and the production of sperm.
Vasectomy: A surgical procedure for men that prevents sperm from reaching the urethra, making him sterile.
Zygote: An early stage in the development of a fertilized egg.
Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer (ZIFT): An assisted reproductive technique similar to IVF that involves removing sperm and eggs, combining them outside the body, and inserting fertilized eggs into the fallopian tubes.