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Terms related to Fertility and Pregnancy

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There are 6 names in this directory beginning with the letter I.
Identical twins
Identical twins are formed from the division of one fertilized egg that then grows into two fetuses. They are genetically identical and will look exactly alike.
In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
An assisted reproductive technique that involves removing sperm and eggs, fertilizing them in a laboratory, then placing a fertilized egg in the uterus.
Induction
Artificial starting of labor.
Infertility
Typically defined as an inability to get pregnant after a year of unprotected intercourse.
Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
A laboratory procedure in which sperm and eggs are retrieved from both partners. A single sperm is injected directly into an egg, then the fertilized egg is implanted into the woman's uterus.
Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
An artificial insemination technique in which sperm are put directly into a woman's uterus at the time she is ovulating.