Story: Infertility and childlessness

How in-vitro fertilisation works

In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a fertility treatment that involves the fertilisation of ovarian eggs outside the womb by a medical professional. This diagram shows how the treatment process works.

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Rhonda Shaw, 'Infertility and childlessness - Overcoming infertility', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/27420/how-in-vitro-fertilisation-works (accessed 27 February 2020)

Story by Rhonda Shaw, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Jan 2018