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In Vitro Fertilization

  1. Jacky Boivin

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005219



How to Cite

Boivin, J. 2006. In Vitro Fertilization. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006


In vitro fertilization in combination with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (IVF-PGD) is a technique that helps couples avoid transmitting a genetic disorder to their offspring. Couples using IVF-PGD react to treatment and subsequent pregnancy and parenthood as do couples using IVF for fertility problems.


  • in vitro fertilization;
  • preimplantation genetic diagnosis;
  • counseling;
  • child development;
  • genetic disorders