IVF

Forty years of IVF, but not everyone’s celebrating

Source Conservative Woman

Louise Brown, the world’s first baby born via in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), celebrates her 40th birthday today.

Four decades after her birth it is estimated that more than seven million babies have been born as a result of IVF and other assisted reproduction treatments. Around 2.4million assisted reproductive technologies (ART) cycles are estimated to take place each year world-wide, with about 500,000 babies born as a result. If rates stay at current levels, then an estimated 157million people alive at the end of the century will owe their lives to assisted reproductive technologies (1.4 per cent of the global population).

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