First Child Conceived Through The Fertility Decision Making Project

841 Words Oct 18th, 2015 4 Pages
Two Australian researchers, Ruth Weston and Lixia Qu (2005), wanted to survey people on their likely use of In Vitro fertilization (IVF) in order to have children when faced with infertility. The first child conceived through the use of IVF was born in 1978 (Weston & Qu, 2005, p. 40). Australia adopted the use of In Vitro fertilization about a year later and has since developed into a widely used procedure not only in Australia, but worldwide. This journal article presented the “findings of data from the Fertility Decision Making Project to examine views regarding the use of IVF held by men and women in their twenties and thirties who were in a committed relationship” (Weston & Qu, 2005, p. 40). The number surveyed consisted of a little over 3,000 respondents and after initial responses, the sample size was reduced to data taken from a little over 1,000 respondents (Weston & Qu, 2005, pp. 41-42).
In Vitro fertilization is one type of assisted reproduction treatment that is commonly known as IVF and has increased in demand from its resulting first baby born in Northern England. There has been a notable on-going trend among people delaying the start of having children and the rise of reproductive assistance for conception. Many couples are faced with known infertility issues during their childbearing years, while others unexpectedly encounter problems post conception. There are many other reasons as to why people are putting off having children. The delay in couples…

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