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In Vitro Fertilization

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Started: 5/11/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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l3x13

Pro

Some of the basic benefits of In vitro fertilization, Is that it allows those incapable of having a family at a chance to have one, also women who are single and cannot reproduce by themselves. This process avoids birth defects and ensures a better chance of embryo survival. This procedure can be used for those who have cancer and wish to later have a chance at children and also mean with a low sperm count or women with a hostile uterus, Ovulation disorders, Blocked or damaged Fallopian tubes, Premature failure of ovaries, and endometriosis.
jguzman13

Con

Couples who undergo IVF usually cannot conceive naturally but when undergoing IVF the chances of having more than one child is very likely. Most of the time this isn't intentional, doctors typically choose several healthy embryos to implant in hopes of one being viable and surviving. This can also be life threatening not only to the embryo but the mother as well. The survival chance of multiple embryos surviving and developing into a healthy fetus is low and if all the fetus are healthy whats to say that the mother can survive a procedure of this magnitude in carrying their child to term.
Debate Round No. 1
l3x13

Pro

The process of IVF consists of a gonadotropin releasing hormone is injected three times daily this is to stimulate the follicles to grow as many eggs as possible during your cycle, for about two weeks. This is for patient who have a low egg count by adding the drug they amplify the chance of having a viable egg to being the process of fertilization. Followed by the harvesting of the egg this endoscopic procedure has little to no complication once harvested the egged are then combined with the sperm of their husband, partner or chosen donor. After this the doctor waits and takes samples from each zygote to test for any genetic abnormalities then they implant the healthy ones likely to survive in the uterus. This is not done so that these scientist can play god but ensure that whatever child they have is healthy after all the struggle they have gone through to actually gain a baby.
jguzman13

Con

People who use this method avoid implanting chromosomally abnormal embryos that result in either not getting pregnant or a possible miscarriage. "The concept of a designer child is not what most doctors are interested in being part of."" Dr. Michael Glassner A designer child indeed this process allowing the parents to select traits such as hair color, eye color and potential height. It brings into question" just because we can does it mean we should? " By doing so we are taking gods natural gift and making it a scientific procedure in which babies are chosen and if not wanted destroyed unable to take their first breath of life.
Debate Round No. 2
l3x13

Pro

The genetic screening of embryos can allow the parents reassurance in their child being healthy by ruling out any chromosomal abnormalities and choosing an embryo that is more viable. This process will produce less stress overall and ensure that the parent will have no further medical difficulties in that families for the child. This entire process having a promising future in which miscarriages and birth defects will be nothing but a thing of the past. Life is no longer unpredictable but we know the chance of the survival and the probability of a child living a long exceptionally healthy life.
jguzman13

Con

Excess embryos are usually destroyed, in cases of abandonment or termination giving consent by the parents. The parents can also elect to give embryo to medical research. Abandoning or termination of embryos in most people"s eyes is seen as murder. Those who elect to donate the excess embryos to research are seen as individuals who do not care about the human life being tortured and used for the advancement for medical technology. This is unethical in many who are religious and are morally obligated. This is playing god taking out the unpredictability of life is what god has given us and by changes this plan we are no longer in his gracious
Debate Round No. 3
l3x13

Pro

Whether it"s an embryo or a 5 yr old child technically it is still a parent"s property. Killing a 5 yr old is definitely unethical but that is because they are a living human being. They are capable of thriving without surviving inside another, where as a child is living because they are taken care of physically. Either way it is the parent"s decision as what to do with their embryo for it has not technically lived, taken its first steps or breathed actual air for their own. To speak in this tone is quite morbid and inhumane but it is fact no one can tell you what to be done with your child unless in case of abuse and that is when it is a living breathing, about to form it's own thoughts human being thus making it justified
jguzman13

Con

Technicality or not The fertilization of an embryo is the creation of life thus meaning termination or experimentation of this fetus in anyway is deemed as murder or tortured. This is not only ethically amoral but seen as a crime against god and nature itself. By terminating the development of an embryo they are essentially denying that fetus life. Meaning that they are killing a living human being, they can breath in the uterus and cry and no one knows if they have thoughts or not if the fetus can not speak yet just like an infant. Killing a infant or fetus is still murder whether it is fully developed or not.
Debate Round No. 4
l3x13

Pro

The reality of the situation is that IVF is an elect procedure in which allows couples incapable of conceiving or single women to have a chance at a family. The process beings with fertility drugs that are typically administered via injection over a period of seven to ten days and may be used alone or in combination with each other. The goal of the fertility drugs is to produce the simultaneous maturation of multiple eggs, which must be harvested prior to ovulation. Once the ova are sufficiently primed, they must be harvested. About a day and a half before ovulation, the IVF specialist will administer a final large dose of hCG. The level of egg development determines when sperm may be added in a process called insemination. The patient's husband, partner, or donor provides the sperm for insemination. If her partner has low sperm count, low motility, or abnormally shaped sperm, the specialist can perform treatments to improve the chances of extracting healthy sperm. Embryo transfer is typically performed as an outpatient procedure, and typically occurs three to seven days after insemination, depending on the health of the embryos. This procedure is usually similar to the mock embryo transfer your specialist would have performed during preparation. Once the patients are inseminated the pregnancy is practically normal. The end result being a healthy young kid or multiple kids, the embryos that are not viable or extra are either destroyed or used in medical research. In cases of donation to medical research the live stem cells produced in the embryo, can be used to help leukemia patients, the stem cells can be used to regenerate the bone marrow lost during treatment with chemo radiation. These embryos giving a cancer patient their lives back once done the chemo has eradicated the disease within their body, saving so many lives through a new innovative technique.
jguzman13

Con

IVF creates more legal issues, 1st we have custody of a child now we have the custody of an embryo, in cases of a divorce which parent gets the embryo if neither individual can reproduce natural. Another legal issue that arises in IVF is the case of a father seeking legal right to the sperm donated for this procedure done on a single mother. Creating more difficult decisions for the court to decide who has rights, before the child is even born. Overall the IVF process is unethical, it is taking god"s natural gift and making it a scientific process that allows the individual(s) to produce the perfect child. Yes, it can give those who undergo this process a chance at a family but at the expense of others embryos either being terminated or used for researched is seen as inhuman worse than the treatment of animal testing is some people"s eyes. Yes, this testing eradicates genetic disorders from the population but is it okay? To play god in a day in age where everything that is man-made can possibly lead to our own extinction. Instead of letting natural selection and evolution create a better human being. These artificially made fetuses stunt the process of evolution, possibly leading to the creating of new threatening diseases, just like humans evolve so can pathogens and viruses. Making the world better equipped to exterminate the population with new and diverse ways of medicine, disease are bound to become more complex on worldwide scale.
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