Ethical And Moral Issues With Vitro Fertilization

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Today I will be showing and comparing the Ethical and Moral issues with in-vitro-fertilization. In-vitro-fertilization is reproductive technology referred to as IVF. IVF is the process of fertilization by combining an egg and sperm in a laboratory dish (outside the human body) then transferring the embryo(fertilized egg) to the uterus. Other forms of reproductive technology are gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT is an assisted reproductive procedure which involves removing a woman’s eggs, mixing them with sperm, and immediately placing them into a fallopian tube) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT is an assisted reproductive procedure similar to in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer, the difference being that the fertilized embryo is transferred into the fallopian tube instead of the uterus). History Of IVF
In 1855, the Women 's Hospital in NY chief doctor J. Marion Sims Believes that infertility can be cured by surgery and is permitted to test his theory fifty-five times over a two year period one pregnancy occurred which ended up as a miscarriage.
In 1884 Physician William Pancoast injects sperm (donor sperm) into infertile women under anesthesia, she gave birth to a baby boy 9 months later. Pancoast only tells the husband what he had done.
In 1934 Harvard scientist Gregory Pincus conducted IVF experiments on Rabbits and suggests that similarly is possible in Humans, Harvard does not give him tenure ( In the United States and Canada, tenure is a…

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