In Vitro Fertilization - In Vitro Fertilization WHAT IS IN...

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In Vitro Fertilization
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WHAT IS IN VITRO? Commonly referred to as IVF An egg and sperm are combined in a lab dish manually
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The Five Steps of IVF 1. Monitor and stimulate growth and development of healthy egg(s) in the woman’s ovary 2. Take the eggs from the ovary 3. Secure the sperm 4. Combine the eggs and sperm together in a laboratory with an appropriate environment for fertilization 5. Transfer embryos into the uterus
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Candidates for In Vitro The most common candidates for in vitro fertilization are couples who are infertile or having trouble conceiving
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History The first successful In Vitro procedure was completed in England in 1978 by Dr. Edwards and Dr. Steptoe. The first In Vitro or “test tube” baby was Louise Brown Since then over 300,000 babies have been born worldwide thanks to IVF (2002).
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The Risks The chance of multiple births exists because multiple embryos may be placed into the uterus. There is a slight increase in the chance of genetic
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course BB H 119 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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