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Does IVF cause niddah?

20 December, 2010


After IVF am I in niddah?


IVF procedures do not in themselves make a woman niddah: egg removal does not involve the uterus; embryo insertion is generally performed with a small instrument.  Sometimes bleeding accompanies an IVF procedure.  If this is the case, the physician should be consulted as to the probable cause of bleeding and that information should be brought to an halachic authority.  In any case, there is no obligation to look for bleeding and it is usually best for a woman undergoing IVF not to look for bleeding.

For more information on fertility treatments and halacha, please see the "Fertility" section of our site.  Our list of Fertility Resources may prove particularly useful.


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