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  • Successful Ivf Pregnancies
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    10,000 Australian couples are treated with IVF each year. The expensive and rather risky program (costing around $4000 excluding overheads) allows infertile couples to achieve pregnancy when conventional therapy has failed or is unacceptable. The procedure involves placing eggs that have been fertilized in a cultured dish directly into the uterus. A successful procedure will go as follows: - Couples are counselled about their situation and informed on the procedure, their obligations and rights....
  • My Third Pregnancy
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    10/02/00 English 119 Assignment # 2 Comparison and Contrast I have never really thought about my experiences with the birth in a comparison before. I have shared or swapped stories with other mom's picking out our likenesses. So taking on this assignment has made me see the differences that have occurred between the births of my children. My second pregnancy was the most ungratifying experience. I was only 18 years old and married because it was the right thing to do. On that fateful evening I w...
  • Births Of Fraternal Twins
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    Multiple Births Multiple births are rare in humans with twins as being the most common form of this event. Multiple births can arise in many different combinations of ways but the probability of giving birth to more than one child remains fairly constant when compared to the entire human race. The chances of multiple births can also vary from race and genetic background. Scientist and researchers do not know what the exact cause of these variations is but many of them feel that it is caused by h...
  • Modern Methods Of Birth Control
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    Birth Control Birth control has been a topic affecting women's and men's health, religion, sexuality and peace of mind for many years. Let me start with the history of birth control. A variety of birth control methods have been used throughout history and across cultures. In ancient Egypt women used dried crocodile dung and honey as vaginal suppositories to prevent pregnancy. One of the earliest mentions of contraceptive vaginal suppositories appears in the E bers Medical Papyrus, a medical guid...
  • Leading Causes Of Infant Mortality
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    Infant Mortality in the United States Trends in infant mortality are considered to be a barometer of technology and an accurate indicator of the health of a society. Despite technological excellence and numerous social programs offered throughout the country, the infant mortality rate (IMR) in the United States continues to be a national concern. For many, "infant mortality" brings to mind the deprivation and poverty found in third world countries. Yet in the United States, nearly 40,000 childre...
  • Used Methods Of Birth Control
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    What exactly is birth control? Birth control means things that can be done to ensure that pregnancy only happens if and when wanted. Nowadays there are a great variety of ways to assure birth control. However, there is only one way that can be considered 100 percent secure. The more it is known about birth control options, the better chances of avoiding an unwanted pregnancy and reducing the risks of getting a sexually transmitted disease, including AIDS. The only guaranteed option of birth cont...
  • Exposure To Ecstasy
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    The illicit use of ecstasy has increased during the past decade and there is growing concern about its potential toxicity. 1 There are few data on the effects of ecstasy exposure in human pregnancy, 2-4 and no published teratological studies in animals. Whereas amphetamines and related compounds have been associated with an increased risk of structural malformations of the heart and great vessels in various species, studies on the of amphetamines in human pregnancy have produced conflicting resu...
  • Genetic Abnormalities And Disorders Conclusion There
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    PREGNANCY: RISKS, COMPLICATIONS AND CONTRACEPTIVES Part I. Risks and Complications to the woman and child during pregnancy a. Introduction There are many risks that a woman (and the child) undertake before, during an dafter pregnancy. These are due to a varied number of effects such as exposure to temperature extremes (very hot or very cold environments), radiation (from x-rays and dental instruments), certain harmful chemicals, drugs and certain contraband materials (such as marijuana smoke whi...
  • Spinal Cord Protrudes Through The Back
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    Spina Bifida is a Latin term meaning split spine. It is the name given to a group of birth defects, which interfere with the development of the central nervous system: the brain, the spinal cord and the nerve tissues. It results from the failure of the spine to close properly during the first month of pregnancy. In severe cases, the spinal cord protrudes through the back and may be covered by skin or a thin membrane. Surgery to close a newborn's back is generally performed within 24 hours after ...
  • Painful Experiences During Pregnancy
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    Topic: Men should have babies. Purpose statement: To persuade my audience that men should have babies. Story: I will get you started with a story about a man named Lee Ming wei. He is an artist who explores diurnal cycles of living and has had exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art. Most of his work has been based on human activities like cooking and letter writing. Though his latest experiment was to become known as the first pregnant man. web documented the case of Mr. Lee, they had...
  • Children Born After Assisted Reproductive Technology
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    "Follow-up of Children Born After Assisted Reproductive Technology". Assisted reproductive technology refers to the procedures in which the oocyte is handled or manipulated in the vitro before fertilization either as an oocyte or an embryo. The most common techniques used in assisted reproductive technologies are in vitro (IV) and intra cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Recent studies show that there is a greater risk of birth defects and malformations in children born as a result of assisted ...
  • Use In Cases Of Infertility
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    In vitro fertilization is a technique for conception of a human embryo outside the mother's body. The process begins with the woman taking fertility drugs to increase the number of eggs that are released at ovulation. In IVF, a female egg is fertilized with a sperm solution and returned to the uterus through the cervix. Several, or eggs, are removed from the mother's body and placed in special laboratory culture dishes and then the sperm from the father are then added. If fertilization occurs, a...

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