Everyone is entitled to choose their own lifestyle, whether they want to have a child or not. Some females who seek to have children find it easy, although some are unfortunate. There are numerous of reasonings, such as being too old to be pregnant, damage to the Fallopian tube or uterus and cancer radiation or chemotherapy. As our generation goes on, many discoveries revolving biology is produced and one of it is the In Vitro Fertilization or “IVF”. It is the procedure of fertilization where they save sperm sample, take an egg from the women and physically combining it in a laboratory dish where the egg and the sperm is now called an embryo. It will be examined, and later on transported to a substitute uterus of qualified women who are suitable
Imagine wanting to have a baby and not being able to conceive one. Invitrofertilization is the opportunity you've been waiting for it allows same sex couples and single women able to have their own biological children. Invitrofertilization is an emerging issue in the medical field due to infertility of couples, debatable stem cell research, the demanding process, and the outcome of these children. People who cannot conceive a child are not completely out of luck. They have a handful of options, their best option is invitrofertilization. Medical News Today stated “ Invitrofertilization is the most common and most effective type of assisted reproductive technology (ART) to help women become pregnant.”
“The longer you wait for something, the more you’ll appreciate it when you get it. Because anything worth having is definitely worth waiting for” (Unknown). What is worth waiting for? A family? Children? How far are you willing to go? How much are you willing to spend? What are you willing to go through? These are questions that couples ask themselves everyday. How far should you go to bring a baby into this world?
Through differences and similarities Brave New World, written by Aldous Huxley, shows the future for reproductive technologies. While this novel was written in the 1930’s, the ideas used in the book are actually used in the modern world. Reproductive technologies are used to treat infertility and increase reproduction in different ways and some are used as contraceptives. Through the use of modern reproductive technologies Huxley gives a more controversial view about the use them, some of the few that brought attention were the use of contraceptive pills, test-tube babies, and the process of in vitro fertilization.
For generations women have been the one’s to carry on the human species. At one time in history simply having children was a job. Women that are infertile may feel inferior to other women and although there is adoption wouldn’t you want a child that was technically your own? It is recommended to just choose a surrogate mother. The price for a surrogate mother currently be as much as triple the price of cloning.
In the ever-changing world of science, in vitro fertilization has taken fertility to another level. In “Test-Tube Babies: Solution or Problem?” Ruth Hubbard describes just how in vitro fertilization works and the many risks factors the procedure brings with it. Hubbard gives her audience statistical evidence of women with unsuccessful pregnancies then follows it with historical evidence about the first women to ever receive in vitro Louise Brown in July, 1978. Although one might conclude that Hubbard would support in vitro she makes a shocking statement “But as a woman, a feminist, and a biologist, I am opposed to using it and developing it further.”
Jessica Cohen, a graduate of Yale, has written the essay “Grade A: The Market for a Women’s Eggs” regarding her experience on donating her eggs to a fastidious infertile couple. The primary reason for her consideration was $25,000 that the couple was willing to pay for the right donor. Although such large amount of money sounds extraordinary to a college student, Cohen wasn’t qualified for the couple’s satisfaction due to her credentials therefore Cohen would not be creating their “perfect child”. She explains many viewpoints of the process of egg donation, health risks correlating with egg donation, and the medical process of conception from donated eggs. After all, creating the ideal child is too easy especially if the person can afford it.
Louise Brown was born on July 25th 1978 through IVF, or In Vitro Fertilization. This was invented by Robert Edwards in 1977 and it became a medical miracle. “Following Brown’s birth, IVF was hailed as a medical miracle.” Says Manganaro 's website. Now over 1 million children have been born using IVF.
Artificial reproduction is the process in which new life is created in an unnatural way or in a synthetic environment. Artificial reproduction includes the process of fertility in an uncommon way. The process of synthetic fertility uses Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) to artificially create an organism. ART is a type of reproductive technology used in treatment in which the removal of eggs or sperm are manipulated to create a distinct being outside the body. There are several artificial reproduction/fertility methods that use ART such as: artificial insemination, test-tube fertilization, and surrogate motherhood.
A child produce from vitro fertilization can be born with a congenital effect they will have to live with for the rest of their lives. For this reason, it is not good to change the natural ways of reproduction. Other cases, problems arise when the wife of a husband is unable to carry an egg and needs a surrogate. The involvement of a surrogate mother will create a lawful issue between a contractual agreements. However, although the contract is signed, the surrogate mother also has the right to change her decision.
For centuries women were always supposed to just bear their husband’s child, and be nothing more than a mother and wife. This created lots of problems, such as the millions of childbirth related deaths and home abortions. This eventually sparked an initiative in Margaret Sanger. As a result of the death of Margaret Sanger’s mother due to multiple childbirths, Sanger was motivated to finding a prevention of pregnancy that could potentially save lives (Gibbs, Van Pyke and Adams 41). This task, however was not easily achieved.
A Catchy Title Bio 100-02 Various abortion practices have been circulating for thousands of years. Before our technological advancements in medicine and surgery, women had to resort to more dangerous means for wanted abortions. The various methods range from jumping from a high point and inducing a miscarriage by landing on the stomach to deliberately standing in the snow for long periods of time in attempt to contract hypothermia, which was believed to be fatal for the fetus; however, these methods today would be dubbed as “back-alley,” or illegal, abortions due to their risky nature. It was not until the 1880’s did medical practitioners even begin to perform surgical abortions; and even then, there was a high risk
Huxley explains “‘For of course,’ said Mr. Foster, ‘in the vast majority of cases, fertility is merely a nuisance. One fertile ovary in twelve hundred— that would really be quite sufficient for our purposes. But we want to have a good choice. And of course one must always have an enormous margin of safety. So we allow as many as thirty per cent of the female embryos to develop normally.