Current Status of in Vitro Fertilization and Reimplantation

  • Melvin L. Taymor


The birth of baby Louise Brown in July 1978 was truly a dramatic event. Although it was the result of many years of intensive research, the event itself was a milestone in man’s ability to work with nature. To some, in vitro fertilization and reimplantation represents a Pandora’s box of “brave new world” reproduction: of oocyte donors and rental wombs. To others, it means a future chance, and I emphasize future and chance, of parenthood for the thousands of women who are sterile because of irrevocably damaged Fallopian tubes.


Granulosa Cell Fallopian Tube Follicular Fluid Human Oocyte Oocyte Donor 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Melvin L. Taymor
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  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Infertility and Reproductive EndocrinologyBeth Israel HospitalBostonUSA

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