In Vitro Fertilization

By: Marissa Elmdaollar

Who?

  • The first ever doctor to preform experiments on IFV was Gregory Pincus in 1930.
  • Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards were the doctors who did the procedure on the first couple.
  • Lesley and John Brown were the first couple to have a kid this way.
  • Louise Brown was the first baby born by this procedure.

What?

  • In Vitro is Latin for "in the glass."
  • In Vitro Fertilization is a process in which a woman's egg is joined with a mans sperm outside of the body.
  • IVF is only recommended as one of several options who are unable to have a baby.
  • The In Vitro Fertilization babies is also known as "test tube babies"

When?

  • On July 25, 1978 Louise Brown was born.
  • In 1973 is when In Vitro Fertilization began in the United States, but it was stopped very early amid much controversy, leading it to a complex battle.
  • November 10, 1997 was when Lesley Brown went with the procedure.

Where?

  • Louise was born in was born at Oldham General and District Hospital in Lancashire, England.

Why?

  • Editors Bridget Travis and Fran Locher Frieman say that In Vitro Fertilization is used when a various reason a woman cannot get pregnant.
  • Resulted in the birth of 5 million babies world-wide.
  • IFV of human eggs are likely to become general medical practice, capable of routine performed in major countries within some 10-20 years.
  • IVF helps people of the same sex to have kids, woman over 50 years of age could have kids, and people who cant have kids for some health reasons have kids.