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13 de February, 2024

History of In Vitro Fertilization

In vitro fertilization (IVF) is one of the greatest revolutions in the field of reproductive medicine, offering hope to millions of people around the world who dream of starting a family. This technique, which seems straight out of a work of science fiction, has evolved from an unimaginable concept to an everyday reality thanks to the tireless work of scientists and doctors over the decades.

The history of IVF dates back to the early 20th century, but it was not until 1978 that the world saw the first "test-tube baby" born, Louise Brown, in England. This historic milestone was the result of years of research and experimentation by doctors Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards. Edwards received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2010 for developing IVF, underscoring the importance of this medical advance.

The world's first 'test tube baby' Britain's Louise Brown, faces the media holding 13-week-old twins Antonia and Henry Veary, as Professor Bob Edwards (L) looks on, during 25th-anniversary celebrations of the revolutionary fertility treatment 'In Vitro Fertilisation' (IVF) at Bourne Hall in Cambridgeshire July 26, 2003. Brown joined Edwards, who along with the late Patrick Steptoe pioneered the treatment in 1978, as a guest of honor at the celebrations. The Veary twins were also born via IVF treatment. REUTERS/Lee Besford PP03070103 Pictures of July 2003 NMB/CRB

Since then, IVF has seen significant technological advances, improving success rates and making it accessible to more people. The introduction of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), egg and embryo vitrification, and sperm selection techniques are just some examples of how science has optimized this process.

At Ingenes, we are proud to be part of this story, applying the latest innovations in reproductive medicine to help our patients achieve their dream of having a baby. Our team of fertility specialists combines experience, compassion, and the most advanced technology to offer personalized IVF treatments, ensuring the best chance of success for each patient.

We firmly believe that education and ongoing support are essential during IVF. Therefore, at Ingenes, we not only focus on the technical aspect but also the emotional support of our patients, providing an environment of trust and security.

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Looking to the future

In vitro fertilization will continue to evolve, and at Ingenes we are committed to being at the forefront of research and implementation of new techniques and treatments.

IVF has transformed the way we understand fertility and assisted reproduction, offering a glimmer of hope to those facing challenges on their path to parenthood.

The story of IVF is a testament to how far we have come in our understanding and ability to intervene in life's most fundamental natural processes. At Ingenes, we look to the future with optimism, committed to continuing to advance the field of reproductive medicine. We are inspired by every success story and continue to innovate to push the boundaries of what is possible.

IVF has transformed the way we understand fertility, bringing hope and joy to countless families around the world. At Ingenes, we are proud to be part of this continuing story of success, innovation, and love.

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