Egg fertilization

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  1. arauca Banned Banned

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    Can a woman become pregnant if the individual ejaculate outside of the vagina in a test tube , but then bring the test tube with the ejaculate and the woman apply the ejaculate into the vagina.
    Pretty messy, but this is essentially what is done in medical practice
     
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  3. Buddha12 Valued Senior Member

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    In vitro fertilisation


    In vitro fertilisation (IVF) is a process by which an egg is fertilised by sperm outside the body: in vitro. IVF is a major treatment for infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have failed. The process involves monitoring a woman's ovulatory process, removing ovum or ova (egg or eggs) from the woman's ovaries and letting sperm fertilize them in a fluid medium in a laboratory. When a woman's natural cycle is monitored to collect a naturally selected ovum (egg) for fertilisation, it is known as natural cycle IVF. The fertilised egg (zygote) is then transferred to the patient's uterus with the intention of establishing a successful pregnancy. The first successful birth of a "test tube baby", Louise Brown, occurred in 1978. Louise Brown was born as a result of natural cycle IVF. Robert G. Edwards, the physiologist who developed the treatment, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2010.

    The term in vitro, from the Latin meaning in glass, is used, because early biological experiments involving cultivation of tissues outside the living organism from which they came, were carried out in glass containers such as beakers, test tubes, or petri dishes. Today, the term in vitro is used to refer to any biological procedure that is performed outside the organism it would normally be occurring in, to distinguish it from an in vivo procedure, where the tissue remains inside the living organism within which it is normally found. A colloquial term for babies conceived as the result of IVF, "test tube babies", refers to the tube-shaped containers of glass or plastic resin, called test tubes, that are commonly used in chemistry labs and biology labs. However, in vitro fertilisation is usually performed in the shallower containers called Petri dishes. One IVF method, Autologous Endometrial Coculture, is actually performed on organic material, but is still considered in vitro.

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  5. Asguard Kiss my dark side Valued Senior Member

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    If you mean could she collect sperm and then just stick it up her vagina and hope to become pregant I don't know. Would depend how long the sperm had been outside the male body, how it had been kept and how deeply it was inserted (because part of the point of sex is as a delivery system). Would say with best case the chances would still be at lower than sexual reproduction but that's a gut feeling
     
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  7. Pete It's not rocket surgery Moderator

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    Yes, it's called Artificial insemination
    It's a lot more common in animal breeding than it is in medical practice.
     
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