Egg donation is not covered as extensively in the news as other women’s health topics. On Redbookmag.com, I could not find many articles about egg donation. The website has a pregnancy and fertility section, but it is filled with stories about celebrities, pregnant women and mothers who have gone viral, and tips about the stages and ailments of pregnancy. There is not much of a focus on fertility. The only other article I could find when searching egg donation on the website is about a woman’s experience titled “Donating My Eggs Destroyed My Chances of Having Kids.” I was able to find two more Redbookmag.com articles, “What It Really Takes to Get Pregnant at 46” and “I Found My Egg Donor on
Should or should we not prohibit genetically engineered babies is the question to ask. After years and year of trying to figure out the cure for a disease like a mitochondrial disease, a group of professional on the topic believes that it would greatly benefit the baby’s outcome exceptionally if their parents has harmful genetics. Most people concern would be how the baby would turn out because there have not been any clinical trials that prove that the genetics that is engineered properly work like they should. I personally believe that the genetics of baby should not be engineered, but I do believe that it should be up to the parent of the children since it is their child in the first place.
“77% of Anti-Abortion Leaders are men, 100% of them will never be pregnant” (Barbara Kruger). Whether to continue or end a pregnancy, has been a long debated topic, extending long after the Roe v. Wade case that went all the way to the Supreme court (ProCon). Abortion is defined as the intentional termination of a pregnancy, frequently performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy (Oxford University Press). Each year, over one million women in America chose to have an abortion (WebMD). What would happen if that right to choose was taken away?
“I 've noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born.”- Ronald Reagan. All people deserve respect and deserve the right to live their lives until natural death. The right to make their own memories, to start a family of their own, and the right to drive their parents up the wall, are all basic needs everyone deserves. A child starts out life as an innocent human being, a person who has yet to discover the world, a person, who is on this earth for a reason. To be truly pro-life means respecting life from natural conception until natural death, and respecting people of all walks of life.
In the essay, Risk Free Life by Leonard Pitts, the author explains that a risk free life is not only impossible, but not fulfilling. People can’t have a life without risks in it or else they would be living in a bubble. Pitts illustrates both sides of this debatable idea by discussing the pros and cons of genetically selecting babies to prevent Alzheimer’s. Although the author is sympathetic to the mother’s decision, he points out that trying to achieve a risk free life and reducing risk is not only impossible but can also reduce life’s pleasures.
Social constructivism and psychology have come at odds in recent years, as social constructivism has increasingly been used as the be-all-end-all explanation by third-wave feminists for different aspects of human sexuality and sexual behavior, despite proven scientific explanations that debunk and even contradict such a view. In the continuation of the everlasting nature vs. nurture debate, the feminists assert that society, nurture, is far more significant in determining sexual behavior than genetic or innate biological factors. These modern-day constructivists are as close to the Tabula Rasa/blank slate perspective as can be, and assert this as the truth, even when science shows otherwise.
In vitro fertilization is the process by which an egg is fertilized by sperm outside of the body and then the embryo or embryos are then transferred to the uterus. This process has been used since the 1970’s and doctors keep finding ways to improve it. People worldwide have a very divided opinions about the use of IVF. Some see it as an opportunity to have a family and being able to have kids at an age where they feel comfortable enough, instead of having kids at an early age because of the risks that they would have if they wait. Women also have a better chance of getting their preferred job position if they know that they do not have to decide between a healthy baby or their job. While some people belief that by using IVF the people are destroying the natural cycle of life. They belief that a baby should be born through a natural process and that by using IVF the people are “playing God”. They also argue that IVF “dehumanize women and reduce them to empty vessels waiting to be filled with babies for the benefit of men” (Farris Naff 19). They believe that women go through the process of IVF because they want to satisfy their partner instead of themselves.Even though, IVF can be convenient for women, it is known that IVF can have some bad outcomes to some. Some women have complications after starting their IVF process, “one of the major complications we
Imagine sitting in the operation room observing what doctors call a “simple, common procedure.” There is a screen next to the operating table, producing visuals of the scene for doctors to follow along with. Suddenly, images of a small, peaceful life-form appear on the screen. However, this calm scene is soon interrupted with images of the physician’s metal tools disrupting the being’s calm atmosphere. The uniquely-shaped rod appears to grab ahold of the head of whatever is the aim of the procedure. It is now apparent that this once-serene object is, in fact, a child. As this child is forcibly removed from the area it has known as its home for the past four months, its figure is mangled, and its short, erratic breaths are silenced. This operation is what is known as an abortion. This merciless procedure is done to over a million innocent lives every year. Because the
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. According to BankRate.com the price of surrogacy would range from $100,000 to $120,000.
According to Dr. Jennifer Parks in her talk “Should women use fertility preservation techniques to delay childbearing?” fertility preservation can be a really useful tool to career women who hit their thirties and still are not ready yet to start a family. Therefor, egg freezing has become an emerging solution for many career women that want to have a family later when they are older and still be biologically connected with the baby. First of all, the speaker discussed the basis of biological science about the formation of oocytes in order to address the information that women are higher risk of losing their fertility when they are older. It was stated that oocytes are at their greatest number in a female at the point of birth, and they are decreased to the half when girls hit puberty. Egg freezing was intended to use for women who are receiving gonadotoxic therapies where they are going under a lot of chemotherapy and treatments that negatively impact the fertility of oocytes.
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.”
Scientific responsibility can be defined as a duty to deal with a certain task within the principles of science. In the science fiction thriller, Jurassic Park the author Michael Crichton, attempts to show what could happen if dinosaurs were brought back to life through cloning. If scientific responsibly is not taken seriously, it can cause a lot of damage and or even death. Cloning is a replicate of a fragment of DNA and used to create an identical copy of humans, animals, and/or nature. There are advantages and disadvantages to the medical benefits of cloning. Some advantages include: organ replacement (organ donors); and cloning can help infertile couple when they want to have children. Some disadvantages include: the degree of uncertainty,
The technology of designer babies is bliss for the couples who are unable to have children because they do not their genetic disease which they have. Through the process of pre implantation genetic diagnosis the embryos are scanned for genetic diseases and if found that it has inherited genetic disease the genetic makeup of the baby is changed so that the child could be born disease free. PGD can screen for about a dozen of the most serious genetic diseases including: cystic fibrosis, Tay Sachs, various familial cancers, early onset Alzheimer’s, sickle cell disease, haemophilia, neurofibromatosis, muscular dystrophy, and Franconia’s anaemia. With further testing of the human genome it is said that nearly all of the genetic diseases could
Stem cell research is a very controversial topic in this day in age. It has been frowned upon for the ethical, political, and moral issues. The research has many benefits that may lead to major breakthroughs in medicine. Many people are blinded by the negatives of the research and don’t try to develop an understanding of the positive effects the research may provide. These cells have the power to change medicine for the better. The many setbacks and conflicts will not get in the way of this life-saving research.
The process is medical, affects your body tremendously, needs immense patience. One of the major cons here is the high cost one can avail Egg Freezing for. The cost of preserving eggs is usually a lot higher than affordable in India. The freezing of embryos costs Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per month, and the frozen embryo transfer cycle costs Rs 100,000 to Rs 200,000 per cycle, approximately. The procedure is deep rooted and highly intricate and definitely requires a good medical backing and services which ends up adding on to the cost of it. The choice in itself being tough involves medical risks too whereas there is always a bright side. Countering these are also some pros of the procedure. The self-blame game, the regrets of not being able to fit into the ideal motherhood and family life cut down to almost zilch. Egg Freezing as a process doesn’t have dependency on anybody else except for you, which makes it easier to opt for. It gives a woman enhanced reproductive health and so much more time to concentrate on things that cannot wait. It allows a woman to have a child, with her own genes with or without a