Improving Human Infertility
By Karin Shapiro & Julia Dacruz
Infertility is the inability a person has to reproduce naturally. Infertility can occur in any human due to multiple causes .Often, infertility occurs in woman more so than in men; male infertility is usually a rare occurrence. There are several solutions to fix the inability to conceive in both sexes.
Natural Ways to Improve Fertility
1: Maintaining a healthy weight
2:Watch what you drink
3: Watch what medicines you take
4: Track ovulation
1: Wear loose underwear
2:Maintain a healthy body temp. to increase spree count
1: Dont smoke
2: Have frequent intercourse
3: Avoid harmful pesticides and chemicals
Artificial Ways To Improve Fertility
2. Embryo Transfer: The process in which an egg that has been fertilized is transferred into another person's uterus.
3. Fertility medications: Clomid and Serophene-to help the pituitary gland located in the brain release hormones like GnRh, FSH, and LH that stimulates the ovaries to produce eggs.
4. In vitro fertilization: the process of fertilization by manually combining a sperm and egg in a labatory dish and then transferring the embryo to the uterus.
5. Surrogacy: A woman who is artificially inseminated with the father's sperm. she carries the baby and delivers it for the parents to raise.
6.ICI-Intracervical insemination-deposits donor sperm directly into the cervix.
- Better chance of having a child.
- Having a child that is genitically linked to you, opposed to adopting.
- Better chance of having more than one child at once.
- Being able to choose physical traits and sex of baby.
- Emotional and physical toll
- Introduction of chemicals/ hormone therapy
- Finincial burden
- Extreme physical changes during infertility treatments
- Undergoing multiple procedures
- When not covered by insurance imposes financial hardship
- Increased financial burden on insurance companies
- Fertility industry brings in a high profit due to patients seeking treatments
- Increased medical waste i.e. used needles
Social/ Global affect
- Increased population due to successful treatments
- Negative stigma attached to infertility
- Less adoptions