Matters of life key words (AQA GCSE RE module 4)

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Matters of Life Key Words

Zygote A newly fertilised egg

Blastocyst Fertilised egg at about 5 days

Embryo Fertilised egg implanted into the wall of the uterus

IVF In Vitro Fertilisation:

  • Ovaries stimulated by hormone injections

  • Eggs extracted

  • Eggs fertilised in a test tube

  • Fertilised eggs implanted into the womb

  • 17% success rate

  • Issues: embryos destroyed, potential mix-ups, multiple births, legal ownership of embryos

AIH Artificial Insemination by Husband

  • Husband's sperm placed directly into the uterus

AID Artificial Insemination by Donor

  • Same as AIH


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