Are Artificial Wombs And Lab-Grown Babies The Future of Childbirth?


Author Nicholas Raine-Fenning brings us news on the fertility front. Given a 40-year time separation from when the first IVF baby was born, we have come quite far in the arena of fertility and reproduction sciences. Nicholas projects how future patterns may take place in this arena of scientific expanse.

Possibilities covered include the possibility of genetic manipulation of babies, as well as sex and pregnancy becoming less common. A big item of note is how women can now preserve their fertility eggs and have children later in life. Original statistics were quite low, however now women can successfully freeze 80-90% of their eggs and are identified of having a 97% chance of having a baby if they freeze 40 or more eggs before they turn 35.

Additional experiments in freezing ovarian tissues and replacing them in the body have been successful as well in recent years. With research in sperm creation from stem cells, possibilities of female eggs from stem is also being looked into. With so many options on the table, Nicholas suggests that within 40 years, women will have many options for child birth as compared to the rest of history.

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