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Dr. Salem Abu Khaizaran. History of IVF 1977, first IVF pregnancy (ectopic).(By Edwards &Stepto).

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1 Dr. Salem Abu Khaizaran

2 History of IVF 1977, first IVF pregnancy (ectopic).(By Edwards &Stepto).

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8 IVF IN Palestine 1995, establishment of first IVF center in Palestine ( Razan medical Center), using conventional IVF 1996, introduction of ICSI. 1998, introduction of freezing system. 2009, PGD was introduced.

9 PSFG Established in Members are Palestinians inside & outside the country. Legislation : NO of embryos to be transferred. Faith of embryos Training

10 Peculiarities OF IVF IN Palestine Male Factor.. Prisoners No borders.(High tech medicine)

11 Palestine … Many Centers 5 centers in Gaza. 8 centers in West bank.

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13 Multiple Gestational Pregnancies The transfer of multiple embryos in a single cycle may increase success rate BUT also: increases the rates of multiple births

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15 PGD Ethical Issues What is PGD? Technology used in conjunction with in vitro fertilization to screen embryos for genetic conditions prior to transfer: Remove a cell from a 3-day old embryo fertilized in vitro Analyze cells for specific genetic or chromosomal abnormalities (PCR or FISH)

16 PGD Ethical Issues 1990: PGD first used to screen against genetic mutation for cystic fibrosis and Aneuploidy. Since 2003, the procedure was able to select against 100 different genetic conditions. Another uses : Avoidance of late-onset diseases Tissue-typing to save the life of another child sex selection

17 Fertility preservation Female fertility is well documented to decrease with age. For cancer patients Social reasons

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19 Do we need regulations ?? Definitely we need regulations.

20 Do we need regulations ?? PSFG Medical association through GYNE & OBS society Ministry of health

21 Conclusion IVF is a big industry now in Palestine, with hundreds of people working in this industry with millions of dollars per year. This industry needs regulations.

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