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Who should be eligible to receive IVF Treatment?

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Who should be eligible to receive IVF Treatment? In Vitro Fertilisation is a conception technique to help couples with infertility problems to have babies. The process usually involves egg being surgically removed from the ovary and is then fertilised outside the womb/body. Approximately six thousand babies are born are born as a result of IVF each year. However, it should be noted that the procedure has an average success rate of only 15%. 1 In most cases Infertility is caused by the woman. The problems are usually with releasing of the egg, fallopian tubes being blocked or any other structural defects of the uterus. The structural defect is usually referred as congenital abnormalities. Problems can also be within the men which include low sperm count known as oligospermia, poor sperm motility or lifespan or in some cases where no sperm cells are produced at all. There are also problems which can be attributed from both the partners are for reasons unknown. For whatever reason IVF can be used to fertilize an egg outside woman's body and then put back into her womb to grow the fertilised embryo normally. IVF is a major treatment in infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have failed. ...read more.

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In some cases the eggs obtained can be damaged during the surgical process. Another cause might be that the embryo fertilization might not occur. Equipment failure, infection and or human error or any other unforeseen and uncontrollable factors which can lead to loss or damage to the eggs can affect the effectiveness of the whole process. I think IVF treatment should be eligible to young couples who are at the age of 35 or less as there are too many risks for older women having the treatment and also can be a waste of money and affect their mental health. However this can be ok for some elder women, as they should have a chance to have the treatment once, but should not be allowed to have it a second time unless they are financially suitable. The procedure is also time confusing and uncomfortable for the third of a women with polycystic ovaries and there is one 10 risk of severe ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome, a dangerous side -effects that in rare cases can prove fatal. 3 Another example of a couple is Mr. and Mrs. ...read more.

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It means "fertilization in glass", hence the expression "test tube baby". In the UK, one baby in every 50 born is conceived through IVF. 5 In my Opinion the people who should be eligible for IVF treatment are young couples who have tried many times to have a baby but have infertility problems and also who can afford the amount of money for the expensive treatment, even on the NHS. They are capable of having it with less chance of abnormalities of the child or the mother's life being at risk. In that case, that goes to women who are at the age of 35 or less. I don't think people who are at the age of 35 or more should be eligible for IVF treatment as a second attempt unless they are financially suitable. However I believe that the best way to go around is to adopt a child instead of wasting money on the treatment for many times as it's usually unsuccessful after the first attempt. I also think that as a single mother, she may not be able to handle financial problems of having the IVF treatment and all the stress by her self, so therefore she will need extra support. ...read more.

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