IVF (In vitro fertilisation) - IVF involves giving a mother FSH and LH to stimulate the maturation of several eggs. The eggs are collected from the mother and fertilised by sperm from the father in a dish in the laboratory. The fertilised eggs develop into embryos. At the stage when they are tiny balls of cells one or two embryos are inserted into the mother's uterus (womb).
Bad and Good Reasons - This is very expensive, and costs approximately £5000. Side effects from the drugs used, such as hot flushes and severe headaches.multiple births, which is dangerous for mother and babies.Too many eggs can develop in the ovaries.It is very emotionally and physically stressful. Success rate are not that high
It allows people to have babies of their own. It has a safe track record. The embryos can be screened for genetic diseases, which is important for families that already have an affected child. Only unaffected embryos are used.Unused eggs can be used for research or donated to other couples.
Ethical Issues - They are concerned that couples may want 'designer babies' with 'desirable' qualities, so may only want certain fertilised eggs. Also, the embryos that are not used may be destroyed. Some people consider embryos to be new lives and view their destruction as unethical.