Research Paper On In Vitro Fertilization

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Jamie Lee Powers
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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a complex series of procedures used to help those who want children but struggle with infertility. The process consists of extracting eggs from a woman and collecting a man’s sperm sample then manually combining them in a lab dish. Once the embryo(s) are created they are transferred to a woman’s uterus. IVF is commonly used in woman who cannot conceive on their own due to different reasonings. “These include but are not limited to blocked or damaged fallopian tubes, male factor infertility, woman with ovulation disorders, genetic disorders, woman who have had their fallopian tubes removed and unexplained infertility.” (American Pregnancy)
When going through IVF there are steps each person or couple have to take. “First, fertility medications are prescribed to the woman to stimulate egg production. Multiple eggs are preferred since some eggs will not develop or fertilize after retrieval. Some side effects of fertility medications can be headaches, mood swings, abdominal pain, hot flashes and bloating.” (American Pregnancy)
“Second, eggs are retrieved through a minor surgical procedure that uses ultrasound imaging to guide a hollow needle through the pelvic cavity to …show more content…

IVF accounts for 99% of reproductive procedures, in 2009 out of those pregnancy was achieved and average of 29.4% of all cycles with 22.4% of cycles that resulted in love births. A woman's age is a major factor in the success of IVF, a woman who is under age 35 has a 39.6% chance of having a baby, while a woman over age 40 has an 11.5% chance.” (Todd) For a woman to have her best chances of conception with IVF, she needs to act quickly to ensure that her eggs are young. The younger or fresher the woman’s eggs are the more viable they are for successful

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