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What Is The Ethical Use Of In Vitro Fertilization

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In vitro fertilization(IVF) is the fertilizing of an outside of a woman’s body. In vitro fertilization is a type of assisted reproductive technology(ART). Assisted reproductive technology is used as a treatment for infertility. The most common and effective type of ART is in vitro fertilization. In in vitro fertilization a woman is injected with drug in order for her body to produce multiple eggs at one time. When the eggs mature they are placed in a dish with the man’s sperm, from anywhere between three to five days. Once the eggs have been fertilized, they are then implanted in the uterus of the woman. Although, this method is a favorable way to help couples conceive, there are some moral or ethical issues involved with this procedure.…show more content…
One of the ethical issues that people have about in vitro fertilization is that people will opt for in vitro fertilization to try and solve infertility. Previously in the past adoption was the solution for this problem. Due to the creation of the in vitro fertilization method most people believe others would prefer to try conceiving their own child versus adopting one. If true, then adoption rates will decline, leading to more children in foster care and group homes. Not only do people have ethical issues concerning in vitro fertilization, they also have moral issues as well. Although, some individuals have no conflicts with this procedure others do. Due to, religious beliefs some individuals have moral conflicts about in vitro fertilization. In vitro fertilization can be a sin in certain religions, because of a process called selective reduction or fetal reduction. In this process doctors terminate or eliminate certain babies who aren’t as healthy as others. This can be looked at as degrading the value of…show more content…
I will not allow my emotions affect the level of care a patient receives just because we have different views on certain issues. It is my job to provide the best possible care I am capable of without letting personal conflicts and disagreements with a patient's choice affecting my work. The patient has the right to pick what they feel is best for them, and it is simply my job to uphold their decision and provide them the best care. By using this way of thinking I can refrain from letting my inner conflicts affect the level of professionalism I exhibit when conducting my job. In conclusion, although people have ethical and moral issues with in vitro fertilization, not everyone does. Some believe IVF can lead to a decline in adoption rates. Also, some may perceive the procedure as a sin or that it will cause a decrease in the amount of nuclear families. It will possibly result in there being more alternative or nontraditional families. Despite the personal conflicts that I may have with IVF, I cannot allow it to affect my level of professionalism that I exhibit. By keeping my personal emotions separate, I will be able to provide patients with the best care
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