assisted reproductive technology

noun

: the use of technology to assist human reproduction in the treatment of infertility
especially : a procedure (such as in vitro fertilization or gamete intrafallopian transfer) that involves the removal of eggs from an ovary and fertilization by sperm in vitro
The first factor is the growing supply and demand for what are called assisted reproductive technologies. The United States has approximately 370 in vitro fertilization clinics, where egg and sperm are brought together in a dish and then implanted in women with fertility problems. Jeff Wheelwright, Discover
People contemplating assisted reproductive technology—in vitro fertilization and other high-tech manipulations—can now look up data on the success rate of fertility clinics on a government web site. Consumer Reports
abbreviation ART

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“Assisted reproductive technology.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/assisted%20reproductive%20technology. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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