Hereditary Disease and IVF
By Darcy Nemo
November 2, 2017 10:44pm CST
Read a case of a lady who married to a man who was fighting with cancer. They were in love and wanted to have children by IVF. She was successful after his death. Would you have done it, knowing that those IVF children you might have there, might carry the inherited gene mutation from their dead father, which would make them suffer later? I wouldn't for sure. How about you?
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You reminded me of a man who was so in love with a hemophiliac carrier, that he determined to marry her and having children with her. He knew very well the risk, being in medical field himself. His children, two are hemophiliac patients, constantly having blood transfusions. The whole family suffers! I asked him why he did it (having children, if he knew the risk), he smiled sadly, said something similar to what you said above. I admire him and his love for his wife/children.
Wow, what a question? I would need time to think about whether the process of in vitro fertilization is one that I could accept, first of all. I never thought about it because I was never in the situation where I might have to do that. But since I don't see me being in that situation, I think I will not spend any time thinking about it. What is the point?