IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) involves the egg and the sperm being brought together in a test tube. If conception takes place and an embryo is formed , it is placed inside the woman's uterus.
Another method of Fertility Treatment is artificial insemination, where sperm is collected and placed in the woman's uterus artificially:
- Sometimes, this is the husbands sperm - AIH (Artificial Insemination by Husband)
- Sometimes sperm can be used which may come from an anonymous donor - AID (Artificial Insemination by Donor). The law now states that anyone donationg sperm or eggs has to provide their details, so that at the age of 18, a person concieved in this way can seek out their biological parents. (The Roman Catholic Church is opposed to AID…