Female Fertility

Written by Will Baum
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Female fertility is extraordinarily complex and also somewhat delicate. With a saddening regularity, women face fertility problems. Being unable to conceive a child can be depressing and frustrating. But a few difficulties with female fertility are no reason to give up hope. There are a large number of treatments and procedures in place to help cope with your problem.

Female Fertility Problems Solved

People have been trying to solve female fertility problems since the beginning of time. Today, thanks to those efforts, procedures like in vitro fertilization (IVF) are completely commonplace. What once seemed like fantasy is now an everyday reality. It wasn't always so.

The first hint that something like IVF could work started with rabbits. In the 1890s, a man named Walter Heape transferred embryos between rabbits with success. It was years before this innovation was first applied to humans. In 1960, the birth control pill was introduced. But what about people who wanted the reverse effect? 1969 saw the first successful fertilization of a human egg outside the body. From that point, it was only a matter of time until IVF was successful.

Success came finally in Bristol, England in 1978, when Louise Brown was born, the first "test tube baby." Since then, IVF has exploded. Women who otherwise would be unable to conceive are given the gift of life. Their fertility problems are solved. The Internet is a terrific place to find an assisted reproduction center to answer all of your female fertility questions.


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