Fertility Treatments

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • Infertility treatments
    • Donation of eggs
      • Women may donate a small number of their eggs (~10) anonymously
      • Eggs used in IVF
    • FSH
      • Stimulates the maturation of eggs
      • May also be given to egg donors
    • In Vitro Fertilisation
      • Eggs removed from the body and fertilised then returned to mother's body
        • Multiple eggs returned (3-4)
          • Because of low success rate
      • Offspring sometimes called test tube babies
      • Expensive and invasive but low risk
      • Quite low success rate
      • Ethical concerns
    • Surrogate mothers
      • Women who agree to become pregnant for, and deliver a baby to, another couple
      • Either a natrual mother or via IVF treatment
      • Different laws apply across the world

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Biology resources:

See all Biology resources »See all Variation and reproduction resources »