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History of In-Vitro Fertilization

The development process the in-vitro fertilization method has passed over years:

The infertility problem is dated back to the beginning of human history and the wish of the infertile partners to have a baby through medical treatment is dated back to ancient times. The first successful result of the in-vitro fertilization treatments arising from such a need have only been able to be achieved in 1978. In those years, the human egg cell could be fertilized within an external environment and the miraculous solution for the medical world was implemented.

In in-vitro fertilization treatment, an artificial tube was implanted to a woman with obstructed tubes in 1968; however, there could not be achieved a successful result. Later in 1973, extracorporeal fertilization could be achieved; however, it will result in abortion, so there could not be achieved success.

Dr. Edwards and Dr. Steptoe worked together and for the first time, in 1978, achieved a success in in-vitro fertilization treatment in the UK.


The very first test-tube baby is Louise Brown


The in-vitro fertilization applications were first required as an opinion because of the obstructed tubes, and then, there has been made a huge progress in phases, and with today’s technology, theire development directions have been changed. In many genetic diseases of which presence is learned when it is still an embryo, the technical know-how has been achieved, which could change the direction of the treatment.

Which new techniques are implemented for in-vitro fertilization treatments today?

Why the in-vitro fertilization treatments are preferred today?

Which phases have been set as criteria in the IVF treatments so far?