IVF means In Vitro Fertilisation (fertilisation in a glass tube). IVF is used when
- The fallopian tubes are damaged
- The woman has severe endometriosis
- The man has low semen quality
- You cannot find a cause, but you have not succeeded with insemination treatment (unexplained infertility)
At IVF the eggs are aspirated from the ovaries and fertilised in the laboratory. Two days later the fertilised egg is transferred into the womb.