What is IVF?
In vitro fertilization, commonly referred to as IVF, is the process by which eggs are removed from the ovaries and fertilized in a laboratory cultural dish (in vitro). The IVF process also includes ovarian stimulation, egg retrieval, embryo transfer, and egg/embryo freezing.
Unlike Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), IVF involves additional steps which include egg retrieval, embryo creation, and embryo transfer. Since its introduction