Religion and Medical Issues
For many people the purpose of marriage is procreation. However for some people this is difficult. Many women in the UK are infertile, being infertile forces women not to be able to have offspring due to the egg not being able to be fertilized, and therefore women which are infertile can not get pregnant and produce offspring. There are many different reasons why some women can't conceive children naturally, such as genetic reasons that have been passed down though their genes. They might have caught a sexually transmitted infection that has led to infertility. Or they might be physically unable by being too old to bear a child themselves. Around about 12.5 per cent of couples in the UK are thought to have fertility problems. Women become disappointed when they are informed that they are infertile. Most of these women become desperate to become mothers so they decide to turn to fertility treatment. Fertility treatment helps a woman to become pregnant so that she can have children. There are several different types of fertility treatment for women these are.
- In-vitro-fertilisation (IVF)
- Artificial Insemination by husband (AIH)
Artificial Insemination by donor (AID)
- Egg Donation
- Embryo donation
In-vitro-fertilisation, the eggs are gathered from the woman's ovaries and mixed with the man's sperm in a dish in the laboratory, after this procedure has been done and the egg has been fertilised, the fertilised egg is placed back into the mother’s womb.
Artificial Insemination by the husband is when the warmed prepared sperm is introduced into the woman's uterus at around the time of , with the aim of getting the sperm nearer to the egg.
Artificial Insemination by a donor is when the procedure remains exactly the same as Artificial Insemination by the husband. The warmed prepared sperm is introduced into the woman's uterus at around the time of , with the aim of getting the sperm nearer to the egg, apart from the sperm that has been used has been produced from an unknown man.