Home > Sex > Safe Sex > Glossary 10 February 2004 IVF (In vitro fertilisation) A medical procedure involving removing eggs from the woman's body and fertilising them with sperm in a laboratory. After successful fertilisation, the pre-embryo is surgically returned to the uterus. 0 Check Are you a sex addict? » Ask Sex expert » Join Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for sex? » A medical procedure involving removing eggs from the woman's body and fertilising them with sperm in a laboratory. After successful fertilisation, the pre-embryo is surgically returned to the uterus. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Woman left paralysed after being ‘catapulted’ from bed during sex sues for R18 million 2018-10-16 14:46 More: Safe SexGlossary advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Chela-Fer® iron supplement is easy on the gut for better days Effective treatment for ADHD is available Live healthier » Most couples do not get divorced after infertility struggles IVF kids may have higher risk of autism Progesterone gel as good as injection for IVF Fertility treatments tied to higher odds for pregnancy complications For most women who cannot conceive naturally, in vitro fertilisation is very safe and effective, but it may involve a higher risk of complications during pregnancy. Heart health » Another day at the office – thanks to a defibrillator close at hand Statins help the heart, no matter what your age Even the smallest fitness gains could help you reduce the risk of a heart attack 5 women share exactly what it feels like to have a heart attack 'I felt like I had a pill stuck in my throat.'