To In-Vitro or End Vitro

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1833 words
1833 words

To In-Vitro or End Vitro

As stated by Dr Grossman of Xavier University “In the United States, infertility is an issue of great concern to many couples of childbearing age. More than 15 percent of all such couples are estimated to be infertile (Grossman, 2003). The medical definition of in vitro fertilization: IVF is a laboratory procedure in which sperm are placed with an unfertilized egg in a Petri dish to achieve fertilization. The embryo is then transferred into the uterus to begin a pregnancy or cryopreserved (frozen) for future use.(retrieved on June 12, 2011, from IVF was originally devised to permit women with damaged or absent Fallopian tubes to have a baby. Normally a mature egg is released from the ovary (ovulated), then enters the Fallopian tube, and waits in the neck of the tube for a sperm to fertilize it. With defective Fallopian tubes, this is not possible. In vitro fertilization literally means "fertilization in glass." A child born by in vitro fertilization is inaccurately known a "test tube baby." When needed the egg (known as the zygote) is place into the uterus of patients intending to institute a stage of pregnancy. The first successful birth of a "test tube baby", Louise Brown, occurred in 1978. Robert G. Edwards, the doctor who developed the treatment, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2010. Before that, there was a transient biochemical pregnancy reported by Australian Foxton School researchers in 1953 and an ectopic pregnancy reported by Steptoe and Edwards in 1976. (, 2010) The process of In Vitro Fertilization Pre-Embryo Transfer (IVF-ET) is an infertility corrective procedure which first found major success as in 1978 by Dr. Edwards ...

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In this essay, the author

  • Explains the medical definition of in vitro fertilization, which is a laboratory procedure in which sperm are placed with an unfertilized egg, and the embryo is then transferred into the uterus.
  • Explains that the inception of in-vitro fertilization (ivf) was subject of enormous debate and controversy due to a lack of understanding, and the public’s concerns over the success of the procedure.
  • Opines that the human desire to have children poses the question of who has the right to tell families they cannot do what is necessary to continue a family tree of generational, biological and legacy.
  • Opines that it is immoral and unethical to change the natural order of things. the use of powerful techniques to facilitate reproduction in humans and animals must be balanced against legal, ethical, and moral concerns.
  • Argues that in-vitro fertilization is a form of discrimination against people with disabilities.
  • Explains that mattie's heartsongs series of poetry books reached the ny times bestseller list, and he had entries in other authors' books.
  • Argues that man-kind's ability to alter and control the outcomes of life contributes to an inevitable chaos.
  • Explains that over one million babies born through ivf have a 1 in 10 risk of birth defects, two times more than naturally born babies.
  • Explains that ifv is a process created to solve the problem of infertility by creating thousands of children incapable of living normal lives without some form of assistance.
  • Explains that brassard m, casper rf, and domar ad have published articles on basic infertility and polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Describes the psychiatric aspects of infertility and its treatment.
  • Explains hornstein's work on optimizing natural fertility in couples planning pregnancy. infertility: frequently asked questions.
  • Explains kuohung w, lobo ra, katz vl, et al., comprehensive gynecology.
  • Describes the resources on in vitro fertilization (ivf) statistics.
  • Describes the causes of male infertility, including wein aj's campbell-walsh urology, and swerdloff rs.
  • Explains march of dimes' advice on fertility treatment. understanding menopause. u.s. department of health and human services.
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