First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Morgan A. VouloFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Amanda Moras Dr. Mark Jareb

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Cases of women struggling from the realities of infertility date back to the beginning of time. In the early days of human existence, a man was seen as the head of household and was responsible for performing manual labor, hunting, and providing for his family. On the other hand, the role of women was to bear children and take care of the homestead. Since these were the roles that became so engrained in society, the ability of a woman to bear a child became that much more important. The importance of producing children took a major emotional toll on women who were infertile. A lot of the times these women were viewed as worthless even though infertility of a man was just as likely. Thankfully, these structural roles have since lessened, but infertility still remains a reality for many people. Advancements in science have been made in which there are now options that assist infertile couples in achieving pregnancies. One method that has gained attention and popularity is known as in vitro fertilization (IVF). Thousands of couples have sought out this treatment in desperation and a deep desire of having a child of their own. Although IVF techniques have helped women struggling with infertility achieve pregnancies for quite some time now, a more holistic approach to infertility, such as NaProTechnology, is gaining recognition where the health of the couple is made a priority, chances of pregnancy are high, and beliefs of the Catholic church are not violated.

College and Major available

Biology

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

Honors Capstone, HN-300-C, Dr. Moras and Dr. Jareb

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Morgan Voulo, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Honors, 2021

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May 5th, 1:00 PM May 5th, 4:00 PM

Infertility and the Ethics of In Vitro Fertilization

Digital Commons

Cases of women struggling from the realities of infertility date back to the beginning of time. In the early days of human existence, a man was seen as the head of household and was responsible for performing manual labor, hunting, and providing for his family. On the other hand, the role of women was to bear children and take care of the homestead. Since these were the roles that became so engrained in society, the ability of a woman to bear a child became that much more important. The importance of producing children took a major emotional toll on women who were infertile. A lot of the times these women were viewed as worthless even though infertility of a man was just as likely. Thankfully, these structural roles have since lessened, but infertility still remains a reality for many people. Advancements in science have been made in which there are now options that assist infertile couples in achieving pregnancies. One method that has gained attention and popularity is known as in vitro fertilization (IVF). Thousands of couples have sought out this treatment in desperation and a deep desire of having a child of their own. Although IVF techniques have helped women struggling with infertility achieve pregnancies for quite some time now, a more holistic approach to infertility, such as NaProTechnology, is gaining recognition where the health of the couple is made a priority, chances of pregnancy are high, and beliefs of the Catholic church are not violated.

 

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