IVF Technology is Here to Stay

by Kathy Jones on  July 2, 2012 at 11:26 PM General Health News
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More than 34 years after the first baby was conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) there are more than five million people born through the technique.
 IVF Technology is Here to Stay
IVF Technology is Here to Stay

Figures released by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) reveals that over 350,000 babies are conceived every year through IVF which equals to nearly 0.3 percent of 130 million new babies born in the world.

Simon Fishel, who was part of the team which conceived the first baby, Louise Brown, in 1978, said that the huge popularity of the technique and the number of babies born is the perfect answer for all the controversies and ethical debates surrounding IVF initially.

David Adamson, chairman of the International Committee for Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART) which released the estimation, said that IVF is the best treatment available for treating infertility. "Millions of families with children have been created, thereby reducing the burden of infertility", he said.

Source: Medindia

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