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Test Tube Baby: an Option for Childless Couple

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Infertility is the inability of a couple to become pregnant. An advancement in the field of medicine has been used recently which helps childless couple to have their biological child. This advancement includes what the people call in vitro fertilization which results to what is commonly known as the test tube baby. In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is the most common among the high-tech fertility treatments. It can help the woman conceive if she has ovulatory problems, if they have problems in the fallopian tubes, if their partner has low sperm count, or other fertility treatments are unsuccessful. It is an assisted reproductive technology (ART) where in one or more eggs are fertilized not in uterus but outside of the female’s body. Its result is often called the “test tube baby”. There are other techniques that can be used as an option such as Gamete Intrafallopian transfer and Zygote Intrafallopian transfer but In Vitro fertilization has better results.

This paper presents the discussion on In vitro Fertilization as an option for childless couple in seven parts. The first part provides a brief overview of In Vitro Fertilization. The second discusses other assisted reproduction technology. It is followed by how the treatment is done. Then, it mentions about the possible risks involve in undergoing the treatment. The next part cites the success rates of treatments. The church objections are then talk about on the following part. The final part presents the interview with an Obstetrics Gynecology with regards to her views and opinions towards the fertility treatments. These parts of the paper will support our stand that In Vitro Fertilization is better than Gamete Intrafallopian Transfer and Zygote Intrafallopian Transfer as an infertility treatment for the couple to have their biological child. Test Tube Baby is the common term used for In Vitro Fertilization. “‘In Vitro’ is Latin for ‘in glass,’ a reference to the Petri dish used in this method of treating...