Describe the treatment for childless couples: Infertility has meant that many couples have had to adopt children for hundreds of years, however with the introduction of the many fertility treatments couples can now have a child naturally. There are many different types of fertility treatments: Artificial Insemination-Homologous or AIH requires masturbation or use of condom during intercourse for the collection of sperm. The technology also provide the choice of sex selection through X and Y sperm isolation.
Gamete Intra-Fallopian Transfer or GIFT is a medication technique by withdrawing egg and injecting sperms at the same into the fallopian tube for fertilization. This would again require either masturbation or the use of condom. Zygote Intra-Fallopian Transfer or ZIFT is technique is similar to GIFT except that egg and sperms are mixed outside the body before being put back to the fallopian tube. Artificial Insemination by Donor or AID had been used successfully in the conception and birth of more than 300,000 children in the United States alone.
This method would introduce a cryopreserved (frozen) sperm from a third party donor into the process of having a child. In-Vitro Fertilization or IVF is a technique to have fertilization occurred outside the body before implanting the embryo back into the uterus to grow. In-Vitro Fertilization Blastocyst or IVFB keeps the fertilized embryo in the incubator 2-3 days (about 4-5 days) longer than the traditional IVF until it reaches the most suitable implantation stage or Blastocyst before implanting the embryo back into the uterus to grow.
Surrogacy is the process of one woman carrying a child for another; the child is usually conceived with the sperm of the partner of the woman who is unable to carry a child. Alternative Methods: Acupuncture: Acupuncture performed 25 minutes before and after IVF embryo transfer increased IVF pregnancy rates. Extremely fine needles are placed into certain areas of the body to stimulate the body.
Manual physical therapy: a manual manipulative physical therapy treatment, was shown in peer reviewed publications to improve natural and IVF pregnancy rates in infertile women in a 2004 study, and to open and return function to blocked fallopian tubes in a 2008 study. This method addresses adhesions restricting function and mobility of the reproductive organs. Turboplasty: Is when a number of surgical techniques are performed through a Laparoscopy approach Attitudes to treatment
Christians have different views within the faith they believe. Roman Catholic and Church of England followers have similar and different views to different treatments. IVF has a very contrasted amount of viewpoints. Roman Catholic’s believe that no one has the right to a child and therefore IVF should not be used, however Church of England viewpoint is that it is ok as the sperm and egg come from the parents and the procedure provides couples with the joy of a child.
The Islamic viewpoint is very different from the Christian viewpoints. The Islamic Faith believes that the IVF procedure is allowed to be used because it involves using the egg and sperm from both the husband and wife. The AIH procedure has similar justifications as it uses both the husbands and wife egg and sperm. However the AID procedure is forbidden as it is considered adultery, which is the seventh commandment.
Adultery is defined when a man has intercourse with a married woman, which is not his wife and this is the same as having donor sperm placed into a married woman’s uterus. The procedure also caused problems with the identity of the child’s parents. Surrogacy is strictly forbidden, surrogate motherhood or what is called “hiring a womb” is not allowed since it involves introducing the sperm of a male into the uterus of a woman to whom he is not married and, thus, it clearly falls under the specific category of transgressing the bounds of Allah.