Fertility Methods That Allow Older Women to Conceive

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John Dennison
English100J
Paper #4
April 13,2010

Fertility Methods that allow Older Women to Conceive
Having kids is one of those things most of us take for granted, until the day comes around when we decide we want children and have trouble with conceiving. There are many sorts of fertility treatments for individuals who are having complications conceiving a child. Being able to conceive is not a guaranteed with any of the different types of fertility treatments. A basic infertility diagnosis is the first step toward fertility treatments. Often, a couple needs to try conceiving naturally for at least a year to 15 months prior to seeking fertility treatments. In some cases, couples may not be diagnosed with any fertility problems at all. However, if you are still having trouble there are many helpful treatments of conceiving a child, for example, fertility drugs, artificial inseminations, donor sperm, donor eggs, in vitro fertilization, and surrogacy. One treatment is to use fertility drugs. This method is injected or taken in pill form, the drugs release hormones that induce ovulation to boost egg production and make the uterus more receptive to embryo implantation. This method is best suited for infertile women who don't ovulate regularly or who have partners with very poor sperm quality. A positive effect of this process would be the drugs are typically the first choice in fertility treatments because of their low cost and relative convenience. Some negative effects of using fertility drugs are bloating, headaches, hot flashes, and nausea. Side effects are worse with the shots, including risk of multiple births, premature delivery, and formation of large ovarian cysts (Richards). Another action would be to take an artificial insemination which is the most common method, intrauterine insemination, involves inserting specially prepared "washed" sperm directly into the cervical canal through a thin, flexible tube ( Toner). Women usually take fertility...
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