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IVF Debate

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Started: 4/22/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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danceracquel22

Pro

Some basic benefit of IVF is you will have a successful pregnancy and also a healthy baby. A reason why a woman might undergo IVF is because IVF helps woman who are unable to conceive a baby because they might have blocked tubes and IVF helps provide the best opportunity for having a child using their own egg. Also just simply if a person is older which means that they are going to have low ovarian reserve the IVF will use it's natural sense to create healthy eggs. Another reason why a woman might use IVF is because they might have Polcystic Ovary Disease (PCOS) which is a syndrome that leads to irregular menstrual cycles and the IVF can help it get to normal.
atrang5007

Con

It is problematic for couples to undergo IVF because the success rate for vitro fertilization isn't always 100%, meaning that there is a possibility that you will not give birth to a child. This rate steadily declines as the women get older, at the age of 35, there is only a 30 - 35% chance that the IVF will be successful, and will decrease as they age. It is also a very expensive process, with the cost as high as $20,000 and a "no return policy" once the process has started.
Debate Round No. 1
danceracquel22

Pro

Even though there is a lower chance that a woman can use IVF and get a baby the older you get, it still is a possible chance that they can get the healthy baby that she/he or they always wanted. Even though the success rate isn't always 100% but the majority of women who do it have a very highly chance of having a baby.
atrang5007

Con

But to preserve the embryos that have been donated, they must be frozen to remain viable for the years to come until they are to be brought out again. And as those years progress and the embryo begins to lose their viability, is it going against ethical circumstances? Many people see it as potentially, "killing" the child, or the embryo, if no one were to claim it and to just keep it preserved and frozen until someone does. Another ethical issue that this stirs up would be the problem with the "ownership" of the embryo once a couple has decided to split and one or the other would want to keep the embryo for themselves. This can cause severe cases that may in fact lead to a court case pertaining to this.

Source: Reproductive Technology: Ethical Issues - In Vitro Fertilization And Surrogacy
Debate Round No. 2
danceracquel22

Pro

a genetic screening of the embryo which another word for it is Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis (PGD) is very beneficial to the parents because it shows if the baby has a genetic or chromosomal disorder. This can also be very beneficial to the parents to recommend (PGD) when either or both parents have a heritable genetic disorder, if either parent has chromosomal abnormalities, advance mother maternal age, or if the mother has a history of many miscarriages. Many clinics have gotten request from parents who want to use IVF and do the procedure of Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis and turn out to have a healthy baby as a result of it.

Source: http://www.pennmedicine.org...
atrang5007

Con

But as stated before, for what happens to excess embryos that are produced during IVF is that they will be kept preserved, or frozen indefinitely to keep up their viability until it can no longer hold on to that. For that reason, couples who are looking towards an IVF procedure should know that once paid for this expensive system, that there are absolutely no "refunds" for the embryo, one of which, if a person has at least more than one injected, that the percentage rate that all of the embryos will survive is slim.
Source: http://www.cnn.com...
Debate Round No. 3
danceracquel22

Pro

My response to women and man who want to be a parent to do IVF is a good idea but I know there are some bad reasons why to not take up the offer of doing it but there are also some benefits to doing the procedure. Yes it might be very costly but think about how much it is for a naturalized birth of your own child without the injection of IVF, it still adds up to the same price and also your baby will be healthy. It's also good for women who have birth defects of chromosomal abnormalities or genetic disorders or even if the woman's fallopian tubes aren't working properly, not only does the IVF let you have a baby but also cures your body to allow to get pregnant and have a baby of your own.

Source: http://americanpregnancy.org...
atrang5007

Con

Couples are usually given 1-4 embryos to harbor but there is only a small chance of conceiving multiple of those births. For starters, having multiple births may lead to a birth defect in the second child, premature delivery and child defect, all of which may harm the child. Also effective for multiple births through IVF would be stillbirth, spontaneous abortion, pre eclampsia, placenta previa, and, to a lesser extent, cerebral palsy. Children born with this has a higher chance of low birth rate, which can cause birth infections to grow in the womb such as cytomegalovirus, rubella, chickenpox and toxoplasmosis.

Source: http://www.resolve.org...
Source: http://www.webmd.com...
Debate Round No. 4
danceracquel22

Pro

The reality of doing the procedure of IVF is that women can have a baby even if they have problems with their body not allowing them to have babies, IVF can help that and produce a healthy baby even with the slight chance of birth defects but most of the time the results are a pure and healthy baby. There are two procedures that IVF can follow which are ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) which is specifically for male factor infertility but the most common one that women take is called assisted hatching. Assisted hatching is a technique called micromanipulation which means that the scientist put this solution called Tryrode's solution which creates a better chance of the embryo to hatch and better chance of implantation to the endometrium. There are many different ways to get the perfect, healthy baby everyone wants and can't have but IVF helps you get the true gift you've always wanted with the procedure of IVF.
atrang5007

Con

But there are very many legal issues that revolve around IVF, particularly, the ownership of eggs. If a couple were planning on getting a divorce, than the issue rises with who is going to be the rightful guardian of the embryo, disputes such as these are very serious to the point of even going to court for it. The cost for having to do this is also at a very high price, there are no "refunds" once donated, the idea of having a dispute over a life of a child can go very far and can go against many ethics. IVF isn"t something that should be treated lightly.

Source: http://www.cnn.com...
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