IVF & Regulation


In vitro fertilization can be a very safe alternative to natural childbearing if used under regulation. Often times, couples with infertility problems turn to this process for help with conceiving. It is used by mixing a woman's eggs with a man's sperm outside the body and letting it fertilize, making it an embryo. If successful, the woman will become pregnant, if not she will have to pay another ten thousand for a second cycle. The history began in Great Britain when the world's first successful test tube baby was born, Louise Joy Brown. Today, if not used with care and consideration, in vitro fertilization can take an unexpected turn. Nyada Suleman, whether it was her intentions or not, found this out the hard way. Many people frown upon her decision of placing all her frozen eggs back into her uterus. Others, perhaps those who are pro-life, think Nyada did the right thing by not wasting a life. It doesn't matter who's at fault; all that does matter is that Americans are paying for Nyada's mistake and if IVF is not regulated properly, there will soon be people repeating her mistakes.