5 Million Children Have Been Born Thanks To IVF
(CNN) – Invitro fertilization, or IVF, has hit a milestone. Fertility experts say five million children have been born thanks to medical reproductive assistance. The first so called “test tube baby” was born in 1978.
IVF is a procedure where a woman’s eggs are fertilized outside her body, in a laboratory and reinserted into the birth mother’s uterus.
It’s not cheap, the national institutes of health estimates IVF can cost between $12,000 and $17,000 dollars.