A Reproductive Lexicon


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in vitro fertilization

in vitro fertilization (IVF) is an assisted reproductive technology procedure in which eggs are combined with sperm outside of the body, so that fertilization can occur. The embryos that are created can then be implanted back into a woman’s uterus or frozen (cryopreserved) for future use.

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