Technology Discussion

Reproductive technology
Reproductive technology is a general term referring to the methods used to achieve pregnancy by artificial or partially artificial means. It is also used to treat infertility. There are many different types of reproductive technologies. The three different types of reproductive technology that will be discussed are: Artificial insemination by donor, surrogacy and adoption.
To begin with artificial insemination by donor is external fertilisation in which a syringe is used to inject sperm from a male donor into the mother using an instrument called a laparoscope. An advantage of artificial insemination by donor is that its success rate is high and as a result of this more couples can successfully have a child. An example of this would be if a male’s sperm had no tale then they would not be able to swim to the female egg.
On the other hand artificial insemination by donor has many disadvantages. One disadvantage is that the child will grow up not knowing who their biological father is therefore this child will grow up only to know half or their genetic history and half of their genes. For instance in a clickview viewed by the class 10S0 there were 4 girls talking about how they wish hay would meet their fathers or even know anything about him e.g. his age or profession.  
The second type of reproductive technology to be discussed is surrogacy. Surrogacy is External fertilisation in which the egg from the biological mother and the biological father are combined in a test tube. The resulting embryo is then out into a surrogate mother’s womb to develop into a baby. A positive outcome of this is that it allows the mother to have child/children despite physical obstacles that prevents her from carrying her own to term. Consequently the parents would still have a child that is biologically theirs. Examples include if the mother has any medical, genetic or social reason not to carry this baby then she will most definitely need a surrogate mother....