The Future of IVF: The New Normal in Human Reproduction

Created Date: 2023-03-09 Hits: 1075
The Future of IVF: The New Normal in Human Reproduction

Increased demand for in vitro fertilization (IVF) due to socio-demographic trends, and supply facilitated by new technologies, converged to transform the way a substantial proportion of humans reproduce. 

Some scientists from USA have investigated this area and published results in “Reproductive Sciences”․ The purpose of their article is to describe the societal and demographic trends driving increased worldwide demand for IVF, as well as to provide an overview of emerging technologies that promise to greatly expand IVF utilization and lower its cost.

 

The growing utilization of IVF will transform the way a substantial proportion of the human species procreates. It is likely that in the near future, as many as 10% of all children will be conceived through IVF in many parts of the world. Given the rapid scientific and technological evolution of IVG and of reproductive genetics, it is imperative that both the public and regulatory bodies be engaged in establishing a framework for the ethical evaluation of emerging technologies. Such public engagement is critical. The absence of such may well result in reactionary bans against clinical research․ Moreover, the introduction of innovative technologies into clinical practice must be rooted in science and supported by well-designed clinical trials.

 

Reproductive medicine, and especially IVF, is rapidly transforming human reproduction and is thus bound to remain of fundamental importance to both science and society.

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