Our expert says:
Artificial insemination or intrauterine insemination is when at the time that ovulation is taking place then washed sperm is inserted high up into the endometrial cavity so that the sperm does not have very far to travel towards the fallopian tube when the oocyte is about to be released. However in-vitro fertilization is completely different. In in-vitro fertilization follicles are produced by stimulation of the ovary with medication causing multiple follicles to develop. These follicles are then removed from the body that means they are aspirated and are then inseminated with the partner’s sperm in an incubator. This will then result in an embryo and the embryos are then transferred into the uterus to allow for a pregnancy to occur.
Answered by: Dr Y.M. Dasoo
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