Sunday, May 16, 2010

Less Costly, More Ethical (B.C. Courier Times, 5/19/10)


(The original submission....)


Dear Mr. Petroziello,

As per "Over 40 and Still Seeking an Infant" (B.C. Courier Times, 5/9/10), Jo Ciavaglia describes a growing trend toward older couples seeking to conceive: "In the last five years, assisted reproductive techniques such as in vitro fertilization have become more efficient, doctors say." Ms. Ciavaglia goes on to discuss so-called "egg donation," whereby a third party is actually the biological mother of the child in the first woman's womb. In addition to posing obvious and grave moral concerns, techniques such as in vitro fertilization and egg donation are astronomically expensive.

Unfortunately, Ms. Ciavaglia did not discuss "NaProTechnology" (i.e., Natural Procreative Technology) which doe NOT pose the ethical concerns of techniques such as in vitro fertilization and egg donation. In addition to also being more successful than IVF, NaPro Technology is absolutely affordable. In our own area, Friends of FertilityCare Philadelphia (www.fertilitycarefriends.org/) are experts in NaProTechnology.

Additional information is also available on the web site of the Philadelphia Natural Family Planning Network (www.pnfpn.org/).

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