Ethics of In Vitro Fertilization (Test-Tube Babies)


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Which of the following pairs of scientists were the pioneers of In Vitro Fertilization?

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1. The first baby successfully born using IVF was?

2. Which of the following is NOT an ethical concern about IVF?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about the ethics surrounding in vitro fertilization (IVF) with this quiz and worksheet. Questions will focus on specific people related to IVF and some objections to its use.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will help you assess your knowledge of:

  • Which two scientists pioneered in vitro fertilization
  • Who the first successful IVF baby was
  • Potential ethical concerns about IVF
  • Risks of IVF

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, including the ability to describe the process of IVF
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the primary risks for the baby from IVF
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about who pioneered IVF research

Additional Learning

Learn more about assisted reproductive technologies using the lesson titled Ethics of In Vitro Fertilization (Test-Tube Babies). It will expose you to concepts such as:

  • When the first successful IVF was carried out
  • What assisted reproductive technologies do
  • Why an ectopic pregnancy is so dangerous