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7 interesting facts about the EKO procedure

EKO, or extracorporal fertilization – a method of treatment of infertility which became the reason of a set of broken-down copies in due time accused the people working on its creation neither more nor less of rivalry good luck. Already very few people deny the right of a method for existence, and to surprise nobody with "children from a test tube". And nevertheless, a certain magic in the procedure of artificial fertilization is, process of origin of new life is always a secret, and even now it is solved not completely. We bring to your attention a selection of the curious facts connected with carrying out extracorporal fertilization.

1. First EKO successful procedure

For the first time EKO which came to the end with the safe birth of the child was carried out in 1977, and the first attempt was made in the 17th century. The mankind long struggled with it, three centuries of search of a solution of the problem of infertility and continued attempts to object destiny – whether this persistence? It could be just rewarded.

Первая успешная процедура ЭКО - в 1977 году

2. Louise Brown – the first child born by means of EKO

On July 25, 1978 the most sensational baby in the history of mankind, the first "child from a test tube" was born. It occurred in England, Lesley and John Brown became happy parents, and named the girl Louise. She was the most ordinary newborn girl and in process of growth was not better and it is not worse than others, and in it became opening too – the assumption was confirmed that the children who were born by means of EKO do not create any ethical problems, they same as everything, and also have the right for existence. The sister of Louise Natali was also conceived in the artificial way, and she became famous too. Natali Brown became the first child from a test tube at whom the conceived kid was born naturally.

Луиза Браун – первый ребенок, рожденный с помощью ЭКО

3. 6 million children were born thanks to EKO

Today  6 000 000 successful operations of extracorporal fertilization are performed. Think –  6 000 000 people acquired the right for life thanks to scientists and doctors. It is more, than all population of Denmark.

6 миллионов детей появились на свет благодаря ЭКО

4. Optimum age for EKO

The most suitable age for EKO – the period from 25 to 40 years. It is noted that after 40 years efficiency of the made attempts promptly falls, and after 43 years reaches a minimum. Nevertheless, even here artificial fertilization moves apart borders of possible. The most age woman who could become pregnant by means of the EKO procedure, and afterwards successfully takes out and give rise moreover and twins (the girl and the boy), it is Omkari Panvar from India. There was it in 2008, at that time she was 70 years old, and to the happy father – 77.

Оптимальный возраст для ЭКО - 25-40 лет

5. Prohibition on the choice of a floor for the child

The reason that Omkari Panvar at so respectable age decided on artificial fertilization was strong desire to have the son in spite of the fact that it already had two daughters and even five grandsons.

Now the sex of the child when carrying out EKO is forbidden to be chosen, it is considered unethical, and in those countries where the birth of the same-gender child owing to cultural traditions is much more desired, than the birth of the child of other floor, can lead to serious demographic problems. Doctors allow only one exception – cases when the descended pathology can be connected with a sex of the child.

Пол ребенка при проведении ЭКО выбирать запрещено

6. Not all attempts of EKO are successful

Delusion is the opinion that artificial fertilization has absolute effectiveness. It's not true. About 35% of attempts of EKO are successful, still a quantity of successful attempts come to the end with spontaneous abortion. In most cases the women having problems with health that partly explains such indicators resort to the procedure. At the same time it is necessary to remember, as at absolutely healthy people not 100% of attempts to conceive the child come to an end in the natural way with pregnancy.

Не все попытки ЭКО успешны

7. EKO is more successful in warm season

Explanations for it it is not found yet, but the fact remains – the attempts of EKO which are carried out in the spring and in the summer more often are successful that convincingly is confirmed by collected statistics.

ЭКО успешнее в теплое время года

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