What Is IVF?

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) can be defined as the fertilization of the egg(s) by sperm in a test tube or what is commonly known as test-tube babies. It involves taking mature egg(s) from the ovaries and fertilizing it/them outside the body (in a lab) then returning the fertilized egg(s) into the uterus.
Simply speaking, candidates for such a program include:

  • Wives who suffer from fallopian tube occlusion or ovulatory problems.
  • Husbands who suffer from shortage in the number of healthy sperm.
  • Couples suffering from infertility for a long time with no known explanation.