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IVF Debate

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Started: 4/28/2016 Category: Science
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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lrizea8525

Pro

In Vitro Fertilization is already quite common; it"s not a radical new technology. People who argue against it should realize that it"s already a widely implemented procedure. In 2012, 1.5% of all the children born in the US had help from in vitro fertilization. The numbers are likely to increase with time (Christensen, "Record Number of Women Using IVF to Get Pregnant").
jmilanes1595

Con

Some problems that couples who undergo IVF is the possible health complications that the mother and child will have. There is also a chance that IVF may not be successful. As said by createhealth.org not only will it affect the couple physically but also mentally and emotionally with chances of no pregnancy. IVF may not also be guaranteed.
Debate Round No. 1
lrizea8525

Pro

Actually, IVF can help with the health of babies born with it. In Vitro Fertilization can be used to check for genetic disorders, such as cystic fibrosis and muscular dystrophy. PGD, or Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis, can then be used to prevent these genetic diseases from being passed down to babies ("The Advantages and Disadvantages of IVF").
jmilanes1595

Con

As a medical treatment, IVF comes with a small chance of developing side effects, the most severe of these being severe ovarian hyper-stimulation syndrome (OHSS). This is where too much stimulation of the ovaries become swollen and painful with side effects such as abdominal pain and weight gain (createhealth.org). In addition, there is a slightly higher chance of ectopic pregnancy to around 1-3%, especially pertaining women who have damaged Fallopian tubes.
Debate Round No. 2
lrizea8525

Pro

It's true that Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome is a possible side effect of In Vitro Fertilization. However, there is a very low chance of it happening. It only occurs in about 1% of patients. Additionally, most women who develop Ovarian Hyper Stimulation Syndrome will only have mild symptoms ("Facts about Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome").
jmilanes1595

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
lrizea8525

Pro

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jmilanes1595

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
lrizea8525

Pro

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jmilanes1595

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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