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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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jcoan5933

Pro

In Vitro Fertilization allows couples that otherwise are unable to conceive children naturally to have children. The reasons for infertility range from damaged uterus or nonfunctioning Fallopian tubes to low sperm count and sperm mobility problems. IVF also allows for genetic screening prior to egg implantation, allowing the couples to be informed of possible genetic defects in the child prior to the completion of the pregnancy. (http://americanpregnancy.org..., 09/2015)
jfrieberg7112

Con

The procedure could cause multiple births instead of the usually desired one child, The procedure could fail as a whole and leave the couple in financial stress, The procedure is naturally dangerous and can cause ectopic cancer outside of the uterus.
(Agrawal,Arpit https://www.quora.com... 09/14)
Debate Round No. 1
jcoan5933

Pro

In most cases, doctors work to implant only enough egg cells to ensure at least one takes to avoid the problems with a multiple pregnancy. Many states require health insurers cover IVF treatment, some including multiple cycles - not to mention health insurers that cover it without state mandate. (http://www.resolve.org..., 4/28/16) The procedure has been performed hundreds of thousands of times - the risks are incredibly low with only a 1-2% chance of ectopic pregnancy or cancer. (https://www.asrm.org..., 4/28/16)
jfrieberg7112

Con

A family who is unable to conceive, could abuse the IVF procedure and continue to have more and more kids each time (and potentially have multiple births in each one), which would reasonably put any standard family into a poor financial situation, which would come at the expense of the children that they continue to have, I disagree with the procedure because it allows negligence to take place, and for potentially ill-equipped families to keep having children
(Mostafa, A. http://www.michiganinfertilityexpert.com... 08/15)
Debate Round No. 2
jcoan5933

Pro

Genetic screening allows a couple to identify potential genetic defects before the child could be afflicted with the condition. Conditions like Down's Syndrome can be identified before the child is implanted in the womb. (http://americanpregnancy.org..., 4/28/16) By not having children with potentially crippling genetic disorders, not only are the children's lives improved but the family's financial and emotional standings are improved too.
jfrieberg7112

Con

I will agree with your point, but in obscure institutions the embryos are disposed of, while in others, they are either frozen, or could be left, which would cause multiple pregnancies within the female giving birth to the children.
(http://www.parenting.com... 07/14)
Debate Round No. 3
jcoan5933

Pro

It's up to the ultimately patient what's done with the fertilized eggs. Some choose to donate them to other couples, while others may decide to discard them and not have anymore children. Multiple pregnancies is a risk inherent with IVF, regardless of where the eggs originated from. (http://www.resolve.org..., 4/30/16)
jfrieberg7112

Con

Multiple pregnancies due to IVF is a massive issue because the people who are only looking for one, could potentially abort the kids or even put them up for adoption, Which currently their are a surplus of kids that up for adoption in the United States.
(http://www.resolve.org...)
Debate Round No. 4
jcoan5933

Pro

Multiple pregnancies is a risk patients have to take if they go through IVF. The name of the game is minimizing said risk, by implanting as few eggs as possible for an egg to attach. There is a risk of dying in a car crash every time you step in a car, but that doesn't mean car travel isn't safe in 99% of cases.
jfrieberg7112

Con

If the eggs are too be disposed or if they get a divorce, the two have to figure out who has the property of the eggs, and in a court stance, neither of them have a true lead or deserved ownership of the eggs, since it took both of them to make the embryos.
(amily.findlaw.com/child-custody/who-gets-custody-of-embryos.html)
Debate Round No. 5
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