Ways To Improve Human Infertility

By: Christina Crawley & Abby Laverde

What is Infertility?

Infertility is the inability to of a person to naturally reproduce. This is normally the cause of an unhealthy adult organism. In humans, infertility may describe a woman who is unable to conceive as well as being unable to carry a pregnancy to full term.

Artificial Insemination and Embryo Transfer ways to utilized and to improve our use of advancements in genetic selection. Through the use of biotechnology researchers and others have learned how to preserve sperm and embryos to follow through with the idea of human infertility.

Benefits Of Biotechnology

This biotechnology helps couples who are unable to conceive by themselves. Assisted Reproductive Technologies can benefit a situation where there are blocked Fallopian tubes, male or female fertility problems, or with premature ovarian failure.

Risks

Affects On Person, Physically

It affects the patient going through the process ,the mother, with ovarian and embryo issues, high estrogen levels, and the ability to conceive a child. It can also cause a female to have a higher possibility of being pregnant in the future around 20-30%.

Economic Effects

Multiple births from the participants, generated a high cost. Considering most people of the world are middle class citizens, most people will not be able to afford assisted reproductive technologies that can help them conceive a child when in need. Reproductive technologies concern cost and equitable access are likely to increase.

Environmental Effects

Environmental contaminants could possibly cause infertility by making other health conditions. For reason, research shows that environmental contaminants, (such as phthalates, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxin, and pesticides) can affect a woman's menstruation and ovulation. Much more research needs to be done to find out how environmental contaminants may be affecting human fertility.

Effects on the Social Aspect of The World

For most people, creating a family of their own is a very important life goal and expectation. Nobody really thinks they won't be able to have a child because we are surrounded by people having babies, but that is not always the case. Around 70 to 80 million couples are currently experiencing infertility, worldwide. About 12% of women in the U.S. have difficulties getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy. Now with assisted reproduction technologies such as artificial insemination, couples can have a child. This effects the social lives of people by improving or maintaining healthy relationship with their spouse, and their own self. This is because when couples find out they are infertile and were planning to have a child, it can take a tole on them emotionally and mentally since their plans have been crushed and they may feel that they now have no control over their life. In fact, recent studies show that 26.7% of couples divorced after multiple failed attempts to conceive a child. With new technologies improving infertility, couples can continue to plan for the future and not lose sight of their path.

How Will This Affect The Future?

It gives us a greater advantage for couples to have a biological connected child when they are not able to conceive on their own. As this occurs reproductive technologies will splurge and grow as a whole improving human infertility.

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