The answer is no. These are two different assisted reproduction treatments.
In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a highly complex technique characterized by the fact that fertilization takes place in the laboratory. The eggs are extracted from the woman by ovarian puncture and fertilized with the sperm of the male partner or a donor. The best quality embryos generated in the laboratory are transferred to the woman's uterus so that they can implant and give rise to a pregnancy.
Artificial insemination (AI), on the other hand, is a low complexity reproductive treatment. In this case, the semen sample, previously capacitated, is introduced into the woman's body. Therefore, fertilization occurs inside the woman's body in AI.
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Marta Barranquero Gómez
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).