Where Does Fertilization Take Place?

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In vitro fertilization (IVF) is the joining of a womans egg and a mans sperm in a laboratory dish. In vitro means outside the body. Fertilization means the sperm has attached to and entered the egg.

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Alternative Names

IVF; Assisted reproductive technology; ART; Test-tube baby procedure


Normally, an egg and sperm are fertilized inside a womans body. If the fertilized egg attaches to the lining of the womb and continues to grow, a baby is...

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