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without intention of offended any person!.
about the fertilization in vitro,in many countries people practice it, because it's legal. Well, there is a discussion about it, some persons think that when a woman is fertilized by this way a lot of zygotes will die. Because you know, for this fertilization method, doctors have to fertilizate about 7 eggs, and not all of them will live. For me a zygote is not a human being yet, it doesn't has structures nor nerves formed. What do you think?

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personally, I don't feel that a zygote qualifies as life because it is in no way independent as an entity. but it's a start.

Now, are you asking us to criticize IVF as wasteful of potential human life? If so, I'd have to disagree. Under normal implantation conditions, about one in three zygotes that has been fertilizes manages to implant in the uterus. Now consider artificial reproductive technologies that require the assisted implantation of embryos. The doctor plants 7 embryos, and in cases where the doctor is successful, it is common for multiples to stick. Even in the case of twins, that's 2 out of 7, just under a third.

"Things are only fragile till they break."

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This doesn't seem to have much to do with "Safer Sex and Birth Control", so I'm going to try to move it to "Sexual Ethics and Politics".
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