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IVF Debate

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Started: 4/28/2016 Category: Science
Updated: 6 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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rio.aranas

Pro

In Vitro Fertilization should be allowed because it helps infertile couples finally be able to have kids and be happy. Some couples may want to undergo IVF because it increases the chances of having a healthy pregnancy and child (Smotrich 2012) because the development is done outside of the womb so they can closely monitor their growth (5 Big Pros... 2015).
BreanneOzuna

Con

Patients considering undergoing IVF must first understand the risk involved and the emotional and physical effects of the procedure. Using IVF there's a high chance it won't work and many patients have to undergo the process more than once (Laurence, 2011). This can often be a problem because just one round is so expensive and the patients have to first pay for multiple rounds of testing before they ever have to pay for the first round and if it doesn't take they have to do the process all over again (The advantages...Apr 2016). IVF puts the potential mothers at risk of many possible side effects such as OHSS or ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome (Laurence 2011). This can lead to the swelling of the ovaries, rapid weight gain, shortness of breath and vomiting (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014).
Debate Round No. 1
rio.aranas

Pro

The success rate of the IVF procedure can be increased by going through with it at a younger age--preferably under 35 years old. Statistics found that the younger the woman is, the higher chance she has of getting pregnant (Smotrich, 2012). Also, a change in both the male and female's lifestyle can increase their chance of having a successful birth (Al-Taher, 2015). They can do things such as reaching a healthy weight with a body mass index (BMI) in between 19 and 30. They can also completely cut off drinking and smoking, as this greatly decreases their chances of success. Their caffeine levels should also be very low because statistics found that even low rates of consumption of 2 to 50mg have been linked to lower success rates (Al-Taher 2015). Just basic changes in their lifestyle can have a positive effect on the IVF procedure. Also, the side effects from the fertility drugs taken during this procedure are usually very mild and can easily be treated. However, the risk of ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome is still present, but there's a slim chance of the woman getting this. That's why the mother would be closely monitored for any symptoms, and if they are present, then she will just have to stay in a hospital until the symptoms settle down. Ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome is only temporary and afterwards, the woman is free to go through with the procedure if the doctor allows it. Also, in some states, insurances are also able to cover some of the IVF procedure (Advanced Fertility, 2015).
BreanneOzuna

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
rio.aranas

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Debate Round No. 3
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Debate Round No. 4
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