Michelle Lorraine Embleton, biochemist at inviTRA, tells us in this video about why there are no excess embryos following an artificial insemination. As Michelle explains:
In an artificial insemination, a woman´s eggs are not extracted: she undergoes mild ovarian stimulation to mature one or two eggs, followed by ovulation induction and then the insemination is performed. No eggs are collected, or sent to the laboratory and therefore, no embryos are created in the laboratory. Hence it is not possible to have any leftover embryos.
Read the full article on: What happens to the excess unused embryos after an IVF treatment? ( 78).
Michelle Lorraine Embleton
PhD in Biochemistry, University of Bristol, UK, specialising in DNA : protein intereactions. BSc honours degree in Molecular Biology, Univerisity of Bristol. Translation and editing of scientific and medical literature.