Female fertility treatment - image description

The illustration shows how egg collection is done. It shows a woman’s pelvic area with the vagina, womb, both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Each ovary is shown as a cross section, showing the follicles inside where eggs ready to be released are stored. The picture shows an ultrasound probe which has been inserted into the vagina. It goes up to the top left hand side of the vagina. A hollow needle is shown right next to the probe. The needle goes through the wall of the vagina and up into a follicle in the ovary on the left side of the womb.