Fertillity Treatment

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Some people can't have children so instead they have fertillity treatment.  

The types of treatment that people have are..

  • artificial insemination
  • in vitro fertilisation
  • surrogacy

Artificial Insemination


What is artificial insemination (Al)?

it involves placing sperm into the uterus of a female to make her pregnant without sexual intercourse. It helps a woman to concieve if natural 'love-making' fails.There are 2 types.. (AIH) - artifical insemination by husband, or (AID) artificial insemination by donor.


reasons why some Christians might dissagree: children are a gift from God and only God can make new life and if you don't recieve the gift then that was his plan for you, new life should be the fruit of marriage created by a man and woman who love eachother and technology shouldn't used when it comes to making new life.

Some Christians think that you can use medical technologies shuch as artificial insemination to help having a child. However, they do not agreen with AID because it brings another partner into the marriage and could be seen as adultery.

Other Christians might say that the donor sperm could be used in certain circumstances such as if the husband didn't want to pass on a inherited disease but still wants a child. Christians would say that this is the most loving thing to do.

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

IVF is a medical procedure to help infertile couples. Another name for this is 'test tube baby', In IVF the woman's ovaries are stimulated to produce multiple eggs. Each egg is fertilised with sperm producing several fertilised embryos. Some are placed in the


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