In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a fertility procedure i9n which the sperm–oocyte fusion does not take place within the female reproductive system, but in a laboratory. Later, the resulting embryos are transferred to the maternal uterus, waiting for them to attach, thereby leading to pregnancy.
Fusion of sperm and egg cells in the lab
By Andrea Rodrigo B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Sandra Fernández B.A., M.A. (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 06/09/2016