There has been a controversial issue on hand regarding the IVF fertility procedure involving multiple mothers. In vitro fertilization (IVF), an egg is fertilized by sperm outside the body. IVF is a major treatment for infertility when other methods of assisted reproductive technology have failed.
Now an influential British ethic panel has come out in support of such procedure, by stating that couples who face the risk of having a baby with certain genetic diseases should be allowed to use eggs from two women to produce the embryo. The Nuffield Council on Bioethics also went on to say that this procedure should only be allowed if they are proven safe.
According to the British law, it is forbidden to alter a human egg or embryo before transferring it into a woman. This type of procedure was first announced in 2008, which created a lot of heated debate within the community. The report on this procedure states, “If these novel techniques are adequately proven to be acceptably safe and effective as treatments, it would be ethical for families to use them”. This has again reignited the issue and a lot is at stake on its workability and future acceptance in Britain.
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