Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The in vitro fertilization (IVF), a method of assisted reproduction, originated in 1978, thanks to the pioneering work of the gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards, Professor at Bourn Hall Clinic, Cambridge, UK. On 25 July 1978, Louise Brown, the first so-called test 'tube baby' was born. Since then, according to experts, more than three million IVF births have taken place. As a new approach to the infertility treatment, IVF can help to overcome the male or female infertility. Learn more about in vitro fertilisation and its technique in this book.