How eggs are collected - image description

The illustration shows how eggs are collected. It shows a woman’s pelvic area from the front and the position of the vagina, ovaries and fallopian tubes inside the body. Inside each ovary are four small dots which are the follicles. There is a long thin ultrasound probe which has been inserted between the legs, into the vagina. The probe goes up to the top left hand side of the vagina. A fine needle is shown at the top of the probe. The needle goes through the wall of the vagina and up into a follicle in the ovary on the left.