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Could someone tell me some differences for in vivo and in vitro fertilization?

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Dr. Philip Chenette
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Vitro is in the lab

In vitro fertilization, ivf, means in latin 'in glass', that is, in the laboratory.
In vivo is in the body. In ivf, eggs are removed from the ovary with a needle and inseminated in the laboratory. Ivf is a good treatment for blocked fallopian tubes, and works great for simply enhancing fertility. In addition, new technologies for embryo assessment are great for choosing healthy embryos.

In brief: Vitro is in the lab

In vitro fertilization, ivf, means in latin 'in glass', that is, in the laboratory.
In vivo is in the body. In ivf, eggs are removed from the ovary with a needle and inseminated in the laboratory. Ivf is a good treatment for blocked fallopian tubes, and works great for simply enhancing fertility. In addition, new technologies for embryo assessment are great for choosing healthy embryos.
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