Infertility Expert Rips Ineffective, Costly IVF: ‘Built on Foundation of Destroying Life'

Leading Infertility Expert Rips Ineffective, Costly IVF: ‘Built on Foundation of Destroying Life’ In vitro fertilization (IVF), now the standard treatment for infertility in the United States, last weekend received a harsh assessment from one of the world’s leading experts on infertility. Dr. Thomas Hilgers dismissed IVF as ineffective, costly and unethical compared to the more natural and more successful Napro Technology method, in remarks addressed to a Feb. 24 Academy for Life (PAV) Assembly. Hilgers, representing the Institute for the Study of Reproduction in Omaha, Nebraska, wowed participants at the conference with his research data proving the clear superiority of Napro Technology in treating infertility problems. Listen to 6-minute audio of excerpts from Dr. Hilgers talk: [http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/leading-infertility-expert-rips-ineffective-costly-ivf-built-on-foundation?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=997e053163-LifeSiteNews_com_US_Headlines_03_02_2012&utm_medium=email] Many participants at the conference on “The Management of Infertility Today” were dismayed to hear Church-prohibited IVF technology repeatedly presented as a legitimate solution for women with particular infertility conditions by other speakers. Dr. Hilgers, perhaps the world’s leading expert on resolving infertility issues naturally, forcefully addressed the weaknesses of the IVF-related comments during his half-hour talk and later during the Q & A at the end of the Assembly. Hilgers emphasized that, unlike Napro, “IVF approaches the evaluation of treatment by skipping over the diseases…they don’t look for root causes.” He noted that in 1978, when IVF treatments began to be used, fertility specialists did not understand the causes of infertility and bypassed addressing that challenge in favor of the financial and limited pregnancy success they were having with IVF. The result of this incorrect emphasis, Hilgers stated, was that “we’ve lost 30-35 years of really good research” and “probably...

Sperm Donor Regs Needed / Exploitation Concerns with IVF/ High Dose IVF Hurts Women (update 8/2012)

High Doses of Hormones in IVF Hurting Women and Children Sperm Donor Children Speak Out Sperm Donor Fathers More Than 150 Children, Regulations Needed Pro-Life Concerns About IVF Include Abortion & Exploitation…     High Doses of Hormones in IVF Hurting Women and Children [Comment: A similar article recently appeared in the NYT. However, it did not include the important info on NaPro contained in this article at the end.   As I have said before, health conscious people avoid meat with hormones as much as possible but think nothing of women taking powerful birth control hormones and overdoses for emergency contraception. N. Valko RN, 24 July 12] High Doses of Hormones in IVF Hurting Women and Children Cattle. Livestock to be pumped with hormones, their health be damned, to produce a valuable product. I am convinced this is how the fertility industry sees women. The New York Times has an article on “high-dose IVF” that seems to bolster my opinion. In the United States and in the UK, IVF practitioners flood women with high doses of hormones to get as many eggs as possible. Even though this is not good for the health of the women or the children that result, and there is a low-dose alternative that is cheaper and better for mother and child, these IVF docs cling to the high doses approach because it means higher “success rates.” From the article: OHSS [ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome] is a little-known complication of fertility treatments that rely on high doses of hormones, which are standard in the United States and the United Kingdom; the syndrome is not the...

Study: One in Six Canadian Couples Will Have Trouble Conceiving Children (2011)

One in Six Canadian Couples Will Have Trouble Conceiving Children: Study Nearly half of Canadians are affected in some way, either personally or within family, by infertility, a new study has found. According to the online survey released yesterday by Conceivable Dreams, an Ontario organization dedicated to raising awareness about infertility in Canada, one in six Canadian couples are impacted by infertility. Conceivable Dreams claims that 15% of reproductive age couples in Ontario will need medical help to conceive…  Nearly half of Canadians are affected in some way, either personally or within family, by infertility, a new study has found. According to the online survey released yesterday by Conceivable Dreams, an Ontario organization dedicated to raising awareness about infertility in Canada, one in six Canadian couples are impacted by infertility. Conceivable Dreams claims that 15% of reproductive age couples in Ontario will need medical help to conceive. The organization says infertility not only dashes couples’ hopes of a family, but also leads to “depression, anxiety, stress, loss of self-esteem, health problems, sleep problems, sexual dysfunction, impaired quality of life, and reduced job performance.” “Children are Ontario’s most valuable future resource,” says the Conceivable Dreams website. However, according to the organization, the solution to the problem lies in increased access to and medical coverage for reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization (IVF), a technologies that requires the creation, and then destruction of “excess” embryos while attempting to achieve pregnancy. “While many couples are hopeful to conceive, many families never realize their dreams of parenthood,” said Joanne Horibe, founding member of Conceivable Dreams, in a press release yesterday.  She believes...