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What is an in vitro pregnancy or in vitro method?

By Sara Salgado B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist).
Last Update: 12/31/2021

Both terms refer to in vitro fertilization, which is a procedure where fertilization, the union of the egg and sperm, is done in the laboratory rather than in the female reproductive tract.

 Sara Salgado
Sara Salgado
B.Sc., M.Sc.
Embryologist
Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Master's Degree in Human Assisted Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Certificate of University Expert in Genetic Diagnosis Techniques from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Master's Degree in Human Assisted Reproduction from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM). Certificate of University Expert in Genetic Diagnosis Techniques from the University of Valencia (UV).