Except for timed intercourse, the rest of assisted reproduction techniques take place outside the woman's body, in the lab. IUI, IVF, IVF/ICSI, PGD... In the case of IUI, even though fertilization occurs inside the patient's body, the lab is necessary for the semen sample to be prepared (sperm capacitation).
What assisted reproduction techniques take place in the lab?
By Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 09/14/2017
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)