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Can artificial insemination cause cancer?

According to official statistics, in Russiaabout 6 million women and about 4 million men are considered infertile. Similar results suggest that 15% of married couples in the Russian Federation suffer from infertility and inability to have children. Some of the families resort to the currently popular artificial insemination procedure - IVF. Despite the effectiveness of this method, women who turn to doctors are increasingly becoming victims of cancer. Is there a relationship between cancer growth and in vitro fertilization?

IVF is an acronym for In Vitro Fertilization

What is IVF?

IVF, or the so-called extracorporealfertilization is one of the main achievements of modern science. Sooner or later, we all decide to become parents, but if someone does this without any problems, then for others the inability to give birth to a child can become a real life tragedy. In order to at least try to cure infertility, women decide to perform in vitro fertilization in the laboratory. During IVF, a woman's egg is removed from the body, artificially fertilized and left for several days in an incubator. For 2-5 days, the embryo develops independently in a laboratory setting, after which it is placed back into the uterine cavity of the expectant mother.

IVF is prohibited in many countries of the world for moral and ethical reasons. In the Russian Federation, all interested women over the age of 18 can go through the procedure.

Despite the apparent simplicity of the procedure, IVFbanned in a number of countries around the world. So, the main opponents of such an impact on the female body are residents of countries such as Turkey, Norway, Sweden, Austria, some eastern countries and several US states such as Virginia and New Hampshire. Basically, the ban on the application of the procedure comes from religious and moral reasons, the violation of which in these countries can lead to criminal prosecution.

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The first artificial insemination in the world

Do you know what is currently on the planetIs there about 5 million people who were conceived in vitro? Despite this, some 40 years ago, the possibility of fertilization outside the mother’s body was considered something of a fantasy. Back in 1944, the American scientist Hamilton decided to conduct the world's first experiment in extracting eggs from the body and in vitro fertilization. Having not achieved any lasting results, the researcher was able to create a good knowledge base, which was applied in a revised version in 1973 by the British researcher Carl Wood. It was Karl Wood who became the first person who was able to plant an artificially fertilized egg into the female body. Despite the worldwide recognition of the historical experiment, the embryo was rejected after some time, which led to the termination of pregnancy.

Louise Brown - the world's first "test tube baby"

The very first person who was successfully conceived in vitro was Louise Brown, who was born in 1978.

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In vitro fertilization and cancer

Due to the almost ubiquitous use of IVF inaround the world, researchers are faced with the unexpected problem that in vitro fertilization can cause cancer. In the Russian Federation, this question arose in connection with the death of two famous personalities who went through the IVF procedure - Zhanna Friske and Anastasia Khabenskaya. In addition to them, the presence of a dangerous disease can be detected in those who have gone through the IVF procedure earlier. To identify the early stages of the disease, doctors recommend visiting a therapist at least once a year, and also regularly examined for hormones.

According to studies by specialists fromIn the UK, the risk of cancer after an unsuccessful IVF procedure is approximately 40%. In addition, there is a risk of this disease among women who have undergone three or more procedures of this method of family planning.

Despite the large number of positive reviews about the IVF procedure, in vitro conception can lead to unpredictable results that negatively affect maternal health

In case infertility is established along the linemen, the risk of developing oncology as a result of the effects of IVF on a woman’s body is completely absent. In order to minimize the risks of developing cancer, experts strongly recommend that you undergo a thorough medical examination before the in vitro fertilization procedure.