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Unformatted text preview: 2-21-08 Notes Costs of parenthood o Time o Energy o Emotional o Lifestyle o Money o Couple relationship Deciding to be child free o Higher marital satisfaction o Strong couple relationship o Freedom from responsibilities o Self-fulfillment o More time for each other o More money o Career involvement o Some couples don't like children o Some are concerned with over-population o Some doubt their parenting abilities Infertility o Egg is viable for 24-48 hours after fertilization o Inability to conceive after a year or inability to carry a child to live birth o 85% of conceiving in one year o 15% of couples in their 20's can be considered infertile o 25% of couples in their 30's can be considered infertile o After 35 years of age, percentage begins to increase Whose problem? o 40% women's fault o 40% men's fault o 20% both or neither are at fault Women are born with about 400,000 eggs and only about 400 will mature to ovulation Causes of Infertility in Women o Blocked fallopian tubes Endometriosis (another possible cause of blocked fallopian tubes) Not necessarily because of STD's o More than 25% over/under weight Causes of Infertility in Men o Low sperm count o Low sperm motility (don't swim straight) o Malformed sperm o Heat- tight pants, hot tub Time Testing Expense Loss of privacy Adoption Options o Not many babies available now Why? Effective contraception Unmarried women keep their babies--single parents families are more acceptable Abortion Having Children Without Having Sex o Woman's reproductive cycle o Developed fertility drugs Up to 60% effective 25% of women have more than one baby Artificial Insemination In-vitro Fertilization o 1978- first in-vitro baby was born o Since then, over one million have been born Egg or embryo transplant Surrogate motherhood Micro-sort technology o ...
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course FCE 145 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Spring '08