In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process of fertilisation where an egg is combined with sperm outside the body, in vitro (``in glass``). The process involves monitoring and stimulating a woman's ovulatory process, removing an ovum or ova (egg or eggs) from the woman's ovaries and letting sperm fertilise them in a liquid in a laboratory. After the fertilised egg (zygote) undergoes embryo culture for 2–6 days, it is implanted in the same or another woman's uterus, with the intention of establishing a successful pregnancy.
KONSTANTINOS I. PANTOS
Vice Presiden of International Health Tourism Center (I.H.T.C.)
Vice President of Global Greek Doctors Institute (G.G.D.I.)
General Secretary of Hellenic Society of Reproductive Medicine