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IVF Debate IB Biology

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Started: 5/10/2016 Category: Science
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evandebates

Con

When looking at IVF of course it is seen as a positive alternative for parents, but there is no consideration for babies who are born from the IVF system. This is a fairly new system and is currently at a 25% rate of success in parents who are trying to have a baby ("The Pros and Cons of IVF." Arizona PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2016.) You previously mentioned why females with disorders in their reproductive system tend to seek this, well IVF has in many cases left a healthy woman with ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome ( "The Pros and Cons of IVF." Arizona PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2016.).
Raizel

Pro

IVF is beneficial for patients who would be unable to conceive; those with blocked tubes, a low ovarian reserve, male infertility, unexplained infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Endometriosis, and menopause. It also helps single women and same sex couples, who want children but aren't in the optimal situation to have any, and helps with the diagnosis of fertilization problems. The ultimate advantage is achieving a successful and healthy baby. IVF is more successful than IUI and other assisted reproductive technology; its success rates have increased every single year due to the technological advances being made. ("The UK's Pioneering Fertility Clinics")
Debate Round No. 1
evandebates

Con

The IVF system has been around for over 35 years and has created 5 million babies; meaning that this has positively impacted 5 million family lives. (Brian, "The Guardian", 2013) Although the IVF cycle may be unsuccessful, there is a possibility of something going wrong in all things that we do. IVF varies from woman to woman, and a fertility specialist can give more insight into the likelihood of success. ("The UK's Pioneering Fertility Clinics", 2014) The use of fewer or no drugs in natural and mild IVF cycles means small likelihood of developing side effects, along with more babies being born at full term and a higher birth weight. Fertility clinics should have single embryo transfer policies to avoid the risk of a multiple pregnancy and those that are considering the process should plan out costs and financing. There are also options for low-cost treatment, such as egg sharing. ("The UK's Pioneering Fertility Clinics", 2014)
Raizel

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