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Zift final

  1. 1. Brian Lese
  2. 2.  Other treatments have been unsuccessful, such as In Vitro Fertilization Significant damage to the fallopian tubes Ovulation problems Sperm that cannot penetrate an egg Male partner has a low sperm count Fallopian tubes must be open
  3. 3.  One of the most invasive of all reproductive treatments Similar to basic In Vitro Fertilization Less than 1% of all reproductive procedures performed About 240 ZIFT babies are born every year in the US
  4. 4.  Woman takes a fertility drug to stimulate ovaries to produce several eggs Eggs are then combined with the husband’s sperm in a lab, outside of the mother 1 zygote is then placed into one of the woman’s fallopian tubes Extra zygotes can be frozen in case the first trial does not work The zygote then travels through the fallopian tube and implants itself on the uterine wall
  5. 5.  Varies depending on the age of the couple and the seriousness of how infertile each spouse may be Like natural births, younger women have a better chance of becoming pregnant compared to a woman of older age The total success rate of ZIFT is approximately 26%
  6. 6.  Both include the embryo being conceived outside of the mother Both allow a doctor to select the embryo with the best chance of implantation ZIFT embryos are transferred to the fallopian tubes while IVF embryos are transferred directly to the uterus this requires an extra procedure for ZIFT called a laproscopy
  7. 7.  GIFT: gamete intrafallopian transfer ZIFT includes an already conceived embryo placed into the fallopian tubes GIFT includes the sperm and eggs that have not yet been fertilized that are placed into the fallopian tubes in hope that a child will be conceived within the mother
  8. 8.  All human beings are entitled to life and dignity that cannot be damaged or taken by anyone or anything All humans are entitled to this right and under no circumstances should these rights be taken from a human being Very relevant when applied towards moral standards of artificial conception
  9. 9.  Marriage is an unbreakable and unending bond between a man and woman Marriage has the ultimate purpose of love and procreation Reproductive technologies cannot diminish the sanctity of marriage in any way These technologies cannot replace procreation, they can only assist in the completion of procreation
  10. 10.  With ZIFT, life is not created within the mother, it is created in a lab The “best” eggs are selected for possible conception Extra embryos that are conceived are later disposed of either by the lab or through no implantation within the mother If more than one embryo survives within the mother, a doctor selects the one with best chance of survival and fewest defects to keep
  11. 11.  ZIFT violates the sanctity of marriage by removing precreation from a marriage It involves eugenics in which the best embryo of the group is chosen to survive and others are discarded Clearly, ZIFT is morally unacceptable