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In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a procedure that involves
collecting a woman's eggs from her ovaries and fertilizing them with sperm in a
laboratory. The resulting fertilized eggs are then transferred to the uterus
through the cervix.
Any embryos that implant in the uterus may then result in pregnancy
and the birth of one or more infants.
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Femi Olatunbosun, MB, FRCSC - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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