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What should you know about in vitro fertilization (IVF)?

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IVF is a common procedure these days. It’s a procedure for infertility that produced what were originally known as "test-tube babies." Unlike artificial insemination – a simpler process where a sperm is placed in the uterus and the rest of the pregnancy happens as usual -- IVF involves combining eggs and sperm outside the body in a laboratory. The resulting embryo or embryos are then placed in a woman’s uterus. IVF is a complex and expensive procedure.

Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017
Reviewed by Nivin Todd on July 12, 2017

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What causes of infertility can in vitro fertilization (IVF) treat?

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