Over five million IVF babies have been born around the world via IVF. The technology and thought behind in vitro fertilization and other fertility treatments has come a long way since the birth of Louise Brown, the first baby born through IVF in 1978. The number of babies being born each year with the help of IVF is growing significantly, with numbers increasing each year. Dr. Allan Pacey, chair of the British Fertility Society and senior lecturer in andrology at the University of Sheffield, explains, “I think it’s more than just older women relying on IVF; I think it’s more about accessibility, social acceptability, funding issues, and to an extent that IVF is part of the mainstream now.”
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