Testing Test tube babies

Dick and Laura are a young married couple. They've been having trouble conceiving a child. They go to a fertility clinic and begin the process of in vitro fertilization—have a "test-tube baby." The doctor tells them he can test the embryos and tell which ones will be boys and which ones will be girls. Testing an embryo entails a small chance of damaging it.

Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

lmen1001's picture
lmen1001 says:


posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:35pm
Marisol's picture
Marisol says:

I think that the parents should just wait and love whatever the gender is.Instead of possibly damaging the embryo.

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:35pm
lbad1101's picture
lbad1101 says:

Im sorry but thats just wired creppy and scary

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:36pm
RauHouse's picture
RauHouse says:

Rodrigo asks so what......you didn't finish the story......my thought is that at the same time a parent may have a genetic disease (ie, the "breast cancer gene", etc.) that they don't want to pass to a child. The big question is genetic identification/selection any different than what "mother nature/God" does in natural selection.

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:38pm
Corrin's picture
Corrin says:

I dont agree with that type of stuff..
its stupid, thats why they have adoption agencys!! duh!! lol but there is other things to turn..

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:36pm
tis-chick-s0-fly's picture
tis-chick-s0-fly says:

Corrin, I agree with you. Yes I think you should really adopt kids instead of doing that test tube thingy, that seem really scary.

posted on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 8:55am
janet.montes's picture
janet.montes says:

Thats WRONG!!!!! I think that u should be happy with wat god gives you in life... BOPy or Girl... 1 or 3 kids...

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 2:36pm
JGordon's picture
JGordon says:

Hey Marisol, thanks for posting.

It looks like you just copied and pasted something someone else wrote on Buzz from the Test Tube Babies feature here. It's a cool topic, and I'm glad you're interested! But it might be best if you did the survey at that page, and participated in the Test Tube Babies forum that's already up!

Thanks again!

posted on Wed, 10/15/2008 - 3:09pm
Candace's picture
Candace says:

interesting. I have heard stories where a couple have trouble getting preggers, so then the couples try adoption, 2 or 3 adopted children later, all of a sudden the couple become preggers. wierd, hu?

posted on Mon, 11/10/2008 - 10:17pm
Candace's picture
Candace says:

Oh and preggers is short for pregnant. sry.

posted on Mon, 11/10/2008 - 10:17pm
myahloms's picture
myahloms says:

scary.... I don't know if I had the courage

posted on Mon, 06/09/2014 - 2:31pm

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