Publication Random Research Experiment

In Japan, a research experiment took place at random with a large variety of people in different age groups in order to gather a feel of the general opinion regarding IVF. The overall results of those that accepted the idea of embryonic transfer were 36.2% who were in support, 26.6% that disagreed, and 37.3% that were ‘indecisive’. In Regards to surrogacy and IVF practices they also found that over 50% of their participants agreed with the practice, but in the experiment, they happened to notice that in all areas of the experiment those who mostly disagreed with IVF practices were in the 50-59 age groups which did not come across as a surprise to the test administrators, because of the stigmatism of older people having the ‘old-fashioned mentality’, and the fact that IVF has only just recently become common.

“The top reason for agreeing with IVF was that people who were unable to conceive due to disease or aging might become pregnant” (A survey of public attitudes towards third-party reproduction in Japan in 2014).

The experiment provides further insight as to how IVF is viewed not only in a different part of the world but also exposed the change that is taking place within the hearts of the young people as they begin to accept IVF. This quote also reinforces the idea that most people are beginning to support IVF despite the ethical or moral viewpoints because it helps people who can’t help themselves which should be the main focus of all people who disagree with IVF.

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Understanding all the effects, pros, and cons does not however remove the risk of the IVF procedure. To completely understand the reason why some women may be in opposition to IVF is to look at one of the worst outcomes that can result from the IVF process. IVF still has many risks one of which being ovarian torsion and the severity of its effects on the body.

Due to the hormone treatment that a woman undergoes to get her eggs ready for extraction; in rare cases, the ovary may swell and develop cysts; and the woman will begin to suffer from ovarian torsion and end up having to get that ovary removed; potentially even a fallopian tube in order to reduce bleeding. Ovarian torsion is not only a life-threatening side effect of IVF but also a very emotionally draining experience. In order to have it repaired, in one case the doctors had to perform a laparotomy on a pregnant woman which resulted in the loss of one of the fetuses in her twin pregnancy and put the other baby in a high-risk situation. After hearing that story it’s understandable as to why a woman may be against the IVF procedure, but it’s also important to remember something like ovarian torsion is extremely rare and can be handled in a series of other ways. IVF treatments have their risks such as birth defects or even as bad as ovarian torsion as well as their rewards, but regardless of one’s religious, moral and ethical beliefs, it’s important to focus on the overall goal of IVF which is to help couples and those who can’t have children on their own.

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