Attitudes towards test tube babies

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Attitudes towards test tube babies

By | March 2013
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Attitudes towards Test Tube Babies

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Name of Student: Yuhan Huang (Sheley)

AE teacher: Michelle Crockford

AE Class: February 4

Abstract

The objective of this report is to present the attitudes and ideas shared by International Education Services Limited (IES) students and students from the university of Queensland (UQ) in relation to their knowledge and personal opinions concerning Invitro fertilization The survey used data collected from male and female students between the ages of 15 and 30 living in the State of Queensland. The participants were given 20 questions to answer in privacy and without any degree of pressure. The questions related to their personal details and to the IVF program in particular.

The aim of the investigation was to gather an overall point of view as to whether IVF was indeed seen as an accepted type of program among this age group.

In conclusion it is reasonable to think that another survey with an older more experienced age group would more likely give a variation in results. Because this selected age group were students, their knowledge and experience directly with IVF was limited. However, it is important to recoginse the opinions of youth as they are the future generation of adults.

Introduction

In recent years, babies conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) have been a topic of moral discussion around the world. This form of reproduction is not considered a natural and acceptable way of giving birth in some people’s eyes. Many infertile couples in particular, rely on this new technology since it allows them the choice of having their baby using this method.

In-vitro fertilization is defined by, “a process by which egg cells are fertilised by sperm outside the womb (Papanikolaou et al. 2006)”.

The definition of a test tube...