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Is in vitro fertilization a positive option for parents to have?

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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes it is: Unless either partner an autosomal dominant genetic disease (where there is a 50% chance of passing it on to a child) which which might well lead to child having major permanent disability or early death, in which case adoption might be preferable. Ivf now has quite a high success rate, but even so is not always successful.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Do you think that in vitro fertilization is a positive option for single parents to have?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Options are good!: Modern technology has helped society deal with previously insurmountable problems such as infertility with remarkable success. I shall not burden this response with my personal opinions on family values; I do think, however, that existing ivf technology should be available to all eligible families. Appropriate counseling is warranted, but single parents should not be automatically excluded.

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Last updated May 4, 2014

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