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IN VITRO FERTILIZATION Presented by: Whitney Zimmerman Andrew Hale Andrew Villanueva Stephanie Hart Chrisse Newburg Mallori Howell Erik Bakken Matt Stevens
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Louise Joy Brown Louise Joy Brown was the first “test- tube” baby. She was born on July 25th, 1978 through a cesarean section. Two doctors, Dr. Patrick Steptoe and Dr. Robert Edwards, had been working on a way to help couples have children for years. They had tried “in-vitro” before, but had failed due to letting the eggs divide in the culture plates for roughly four or five days. For Louise Joy Brown, they only let it sit in the culture for two and a half days. While the doctors did tell the Brown family that the procedure was experimental, they did not tell them that the procedure had never yet been successful. This brings up the issue of informed consent. After Louise Brown was born, many also questioned whether discarding the unused fertilized eggs was killing.
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During in vitro fertilization (IVF), egg and sperm are brought together in a laboratory glass to allow sperm fertilize an egg. With IVF, you are able to combine your own eggs and sperm or donor eggs and sperm. As mentioned IVF is used to bypass blocked fallopian tubes and helps the oocyte become fertilized outside the body. Hence the name in vitro. The process of IVF is done in 4 steps . Procedure and Costs
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First the patient is required to take hormone treatment to control her egg ovulation.
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