Advantages and Disadvantages of "In Vitro" Fertilization Term Paper by Primo

Advantages and Disadvantages of "In Vitro" Fertilization
An examination on the positive and negative effects of "In Vitro" fertilization.
# 8889 | 1,115 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Feb 03, 2003 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Biology (Biotechnology)

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This paper examines the issues surrounding 'In Vitro' fertilization. It describes what it is medically, who is eligible for this treatment, and the legal ramification of conceiving a child outside the biological uterus. The author writes that IVF often causes birth defects in children.

Table of Contents
Introduction to Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization
Causes of Infertility
Indicators for IVF (in vitro fertilization)
Steps in the IVF Treatment
Positive and Negative Effects of IVF Treatment

From the Paper:

"In vitro treatment is often used as an infertility treatment because "IVF offers couples who cannot have children naturally, a chance of having a baby" and even though fertilization takes place outside the woman's body, the couple will still experience the process of natural pregnancy and conception, as well as the opportunity to conceive their own child. In vitro fertilization also prevents the problem of custody over a child that usually happens when couples adopt or subsist to surrogacy, wherein the child was conceived in another woman's womb (fertility Confidential 2001). These problems are not only legally demanding, but also emotionally straining to couples that have used these measures to have their own child."

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