IVF, In Vitro Fertilization,  is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) used for infertility treatment and that involves collecting eggs from the woman and retrieving a male sperm sample to combine them in a laboratory. Subsequently, the embryo resulting from this procedure is transferred into the uterus.

In Vitro Fertilization consists of the following stages: ovarian stimulation, egg aspiration (retrieval), fertilization and embryo development. The cycle is completed by embryo transfer, while the remaining embryos are frozen.

Two of the most common fertility treatments are:
  • intrauterine insemination (IUI) Healthy sperm is collected and inserted directly into your uterus when you’re ovulating.
  • in vitro fertilization (IVF) Eggs are taken from your ovaries and fertilized by sperm in a lab, where they develop into embryos.