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Lecture 27. Conception and Birth March 31, 2008 See Chapter 17 in Cheung, Fundamental Concepts in Biology Outline Male and female infertility Assisted reproduction Reproduction strategies
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Life Begins as a Single Cell Cycle of Life Birth Growth Maturation Reproduction Death Fertilization – beginning of Life
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Multiple causes of human infertility Environmental effects and life style Low body fat in women High scrotal temperatures in men Clinical Fallopian tube obstruction Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) STDs, postpartum, postabortal, IUD Low sperm count 46% drop in second half of the 20th century Endocrine disruptors
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In vitro fertilization (Assisted reproductive technology) The rise of test-tube babies
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First IVF baby Louise Brown (Manchester, UK) Born: 1978 By 1999, 300,000 children Conceived her own son in 2006 naturally First IVF baby in US 1981 1% of all US births now IVF 115,000 born in the USA. 4% of all babies born in Denmark
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course BSC 1005 taught by Professor Brist during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.

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Lec27 03_31_08 Reproduction - Lecture 27. Conception and...

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