Glossary

Iatrogenic multiple births

Medically induced multiple births.

ICSI

Intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection. Process in which a single sperm is inserted directly into the egg to fertilise it, thus bypassing all natural barriers a sperm has to encounter. This technique is usually used when there is a low sperm count or reduced sperm motility. 

Implantation

The embedding of an embryo in the uterus.

IUI

Intrauterine insemination. Injection of sperm into the uterus of a woman.

IVF

In vitro fertilisation. The mixing of human eggs and sperm in a laboratory to achieve fertilisation outside the body.