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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 IN VITRO FERT ILIZ ATIO N How does it work? Egg and sperm are combined in a petri dish. 2-4 days after fertilization, embryos are transferred to the uterus. If an embryo is implantedin the uterus and develops, the woman gives birth toher child(ren). What is it?Fertilizing your/a donor's egg with your partner's/a donor's sperm in a special clinic. Who's it for? Hopeful parents with:-blocked Fallopian tubes that obstruct egg and sperm from meeting-low sperm count-low egg production-fertility disorders A full course of treatment is typically $7,750 to $12,250 CAD. Some provinces will cover some costs if certain requirements are met. Success Rates About one in three IVF treatments are successful. Success rates decrease with age of the mother. Price of IVF The first IVF baby ever born was Louise Brown, in 1978. Over 5 million IVF babies have been born worldwide to this day. PROS CONS Ethical moral issues may arise as not all fertilized eggs are used. Expensive procedure. Increased risk of ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (OHSS.) More than one embryo is placed in the uterus, so there is a higher chance of multiple births. Strong hormone treatments given to increase egg production may induce discomforting side effects. FERT ILIZ ATIO N Increased risk of birth defects. Solves infertility problems by fertilizing the egg outside of the body. Increases odds of pregnancy. Assists medical and scientific advancements by allowing researchers to study fertilization outside of the body. Significantly cuts the need for surgery on the Fallopian tubes, as problems with these organs are commonly solved by in vitro fertilization.
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