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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 In Vitro Fertilization Ladan Farah What is IVF? History Process IVF Stands for in vitro fertilization.In Vitro comes from the Latin word meaning, ‘’in glass’’.Consists of adding a man's sperm to his females partners egg. In 1932, Aldous Huxley raised the possibility of in vitro fertilization Early attempts of IVF were made by using rabbits. Robert Edwards, and Patrick Steptoe created the first human by joining an egg and sperm in a Petri dish. On July 25 1978 Louise Brown was born,the first baby to be conceived by using IVF.In 2010, Robert Edwards received the Nobel Prize for medicine Eggs are retrieved from the uterus The sperm and egg are placed in a petri dish The embryos grow until blastocysts are formed The embryos are inserted inside the woman by a catheter Fixes an infertility problem between both partners.IVF can decrease the chance of non-disjunction by pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. IVF gives the ability for virtually anybody to have a child. Tubal factors such as blocked fallopian tubes can be avoided by using IVF Scientists can now learn how to prevent birth defects. Multiple eggs are harvested for future attempt of pregnancy. Unused eggs can assist researchers in stem cell research Woman can find out that they are pregnant sooner. Fertility drugs may cause Ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome. Higher chance of an ectopic pregnancy.High blood pressure and uternine bleeding is a common side effect Process considered uncomfortable and mentally exhausting. IVF may not work on the first try.IVF occurs outside of government control.Catholic Church believes IVF will not protect the sanctity of human life. The entire process of IVF costs up to $12,250 CAD. IVF is recommended to couples that have been infertile for over 2 years
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