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In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) explained

Peter Griffin posted in on July 24th, 2008.

What is IVF? In vitro fertilisation is a form of assisted reproductive technology which involves the combination of human eggs and sperm outside of a woman’s body. Prepared ova and sperm cells are cultured together in the laboratory overnight. The resulting fertilised eggs are allowed to develop to the 8-cell stage – typically 2-3 days […]

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