24 Apr 2012 CSI segment highlights why it's important to carefully vet your IVF agency
We’ve heard stories over the years about fertility doctors using their own sperm to fertilize eggs from patients. More recently, the popular television series, CSI featured an episode about a physician who fertilized a woman’s eggs with his own sperm without her knowledge and successfully implanted one of the resulting embryos. Instead of destroying the remaining four embryos, the physician implanted them into four different women, resulting in four additional genetically identical sons. Of course, as CSI is wont to do, this was turned into a murder mystery wherein the grown offspring of the physician banded together to murder their father.
Although such a sensational coincidence of occurrences is pure fiction, it does highlight the importance of choosing a highly reputable agency to work with when considering in vitro fertilization, surrogacy, and adoption, along with a legal professional with strong experience in the field of assisted reproduction. You will want to ask how long an agency has been in business; how many families they have helped in the last year; what types of screening are done; the experience of their staff; insurance; frequency of staff turnover; the technology they use, costs involved, etc.
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Click here for information on this CSI episode: http://www.tv.com/shows/csi-crime-scene-investigation/split-decisions-2422630/