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30th Anniversary of IVF Marks Milestone

Happy Birthday IVF.

Friday, July 25th marks an important milestone: the 30th anniversary of the birth of Louise Brown, who was born in England, and is recognized as the world’s first baby to be born with the aid of in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

Five years later, in 1982, the treatment made its way to the United States with the first set of twins conceived via IVF. Today, recent statistics indicate that more than three million IVF babies have been born worldwide since Louise Brown. The success rates continue to rise with conception rates now in the double digits.

We have seen the integration of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) to the IVF process to screen for chromosomal abnormalities and genetic diseases. Researchers are continuing to develop and refine treatments to aid couples in achieving their dreams of parenthood. Here’s to another successful 30 years!

For more information, please view the following article on Yahoo! http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/britainhealthfertility

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