Common misperceptions about IVF and Fertility Treatments

Mistaken beliefs about “test-tube” and “designer” babies

Myths About Fertility Treatments
IVF technology has been highly successful in treating infertile patients

Despite 5 million births due to IVF and other assisted reproductive technologies worldwide since the first “test-tube baby,” Louise Brown, was born in July 1978, there remain some “myths” and common misperceptions about “test-tube” and “designer” babies:

  • Designer babies are coming soon
  • Egg donation is common
  • IVF increases fertility
  • IVF children are not affected

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2 thoughts on “Common misperceptions about IVF and Fertility Treatments”

  1. Excellent information. Thank you for clarifying some misconception that I personally had. You don’t hear a lot of this information in the press or even in the journals I read to try to keep up on medical issues. It comes down to people like yourself to keep us better informed. Thanks for a job well done! Keep up the great fight!
    steven

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