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IVF

IVF has grown increasingly popular over the past decade with the advancements in medical technology. It has given many couples hope in having a baby to complete their family. IVF is the abbreviation for In Vitro Fertilisation. What that means is that the process takes place in a laboratory. The term In Vitro is Latin and means In Glass. A fertility specialist will unite an egg with sperm using specific techniques in a glass container or rather a dish. The popular phrase ‘test tube’ baby comes from this process, although it is a slightly skewed description. Thereafter, the embryos are transferred into the uterus. IVF was first successfully used in 1978 and since then thousands of babies have been born via this fertility treatment.

It may be a popular fertility treatment but it is only suitable for certain people. The factors that may deem IVF possible would be the following:…