Using Ivf ( Vitro Fertilisation )

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x PDG stands for Pre Implementation Genetic diagnosis it is a technique used to help examine and recognise a specific genetic defect within embryos created using IVF (In-Vitro Fertilisation). This technology is performed to prevent disorders or diseases being passed on to the child. The ultimate aim for couples attempting to use PGD is to produce an offspring free of chromosomal genetic defects. In New Zealand this technology is very limited and every application must be sought through and gain approval by the Ethics committee. Only specific severe conditions with a 1 in 4 chance of inheriting the disease are considered to carry out this process. IVF is a procedure where the egg is fertilised by sperm outside the body. In-Vitro translates to “In Glass” hence why the babies are called test tube babies. In order to be eligible for IVF all contenders must attempt to conceive a child for a year before making an appointment. They are then transferred onto a waiting list which can take as long as 1 and a half years. Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis is a socio-scientific issue. The definition being a problematic social issue which relates to science. These issues are seen by some as open ended with several outcomes or solutions. There are countless beliefs and views about almost every topic in
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