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-- in Madison was awarded to Robert Edwards for the development of human in vitro fertilization therapy.
He's -- -- to the first so called it test tube baby that was in England back in 1978.
You know but a new field of medicine devoted to treating infertility.
Fox medical contributor Marc -- walked -- Mark Siegel joins the company with more on that.
That my story but I'm interested is the cost Imus on the vitro fertilization is one I don't expenses.
By the way let's start argument or not the doctor Edwards -- deserves the -- he doesn't it.
You know but here's what he let what this is gone out of control at ten to 151000 dollars for one round of in vitro fertilization.
That's an enormous cost especially when you consider that one out of three that are successful.
We -- multiple births that -- -- -- that a -- apparently that I wanted one that's one of the 31 out of three and the been multiple births and I'm about to tell you why Stewart this is a big deal here.
There's not enough care about how many embryos are used they generally -- about five.
They plan at least three.
That's what leads to the multiple -- I don't think there's enough consideration given to that that's why we end up with a unfertilized.
But -- fertilized eggs that we don't need and we don't know what to do with them.
On on a philosophical -- which has a huge moral -- perhaps a little -- -- but you're saying good the first trial wrong in the -- run of in vitro fertilization ten to 151000 dollars had not met by insurance company has never almost never 101000 is without the bells and -- 151000 is all the extras and.
Argument -- I spent 151000 I think you sort of want to hit it out of the park which is why they put the five eggs in -- I want to make sure that I'm coming out with one or two little mom -- so that's why they do it.
Fair enough but you know what does the actual battle on that the studies show that one or two being implanted is probably enough another thing related to the -- that women are waiting too long.
A -- waiting too long knowing they can do IVF it's a fallback position.
That the -- if a second round is required that's another 10151000.
Dollars so an expenditure of 30000.
For pregnancy is not unusual that's right and by the way stored on the little cynical on this although I'm a big fan of this if needed but I gotta tell you there -- people out there that are willing to spend 30000 dollars but won't they pay me fifty dollars for an office visit even if their lives at stake.
But I have a friend that's it three times before and she ended up having twins people will Payne Stewart at the end they want to and I bewildered.
And to become a mother apparently it's a wonderful thing goddess.
-- -- wants only what what's the problem yet it's it's expensive if it if -- having a hard time.
Conceding it's expensive.
The -- look at what the problem is it's been around a while there's too many lawyers involved.
There's too much.
Extra cost involved it could be streamlined and it could be a lot cheaper doctors are definitely taking advantage of the situation those laws and that he argues saying it is a loyalist and jacking up the price yeah there's always -- I don't yet but I mean you know when we talk about this -- in this case it's true it's true and there's also big potential for litigation here doesn't go quite right employers are jacking the price there was through fear of malpractice.
You know we'll get back to that one -- Doctor Mark Siegel thanks very much and I Stewart.
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