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in vitro fertilization


Rabbi Gideon Weitzman

Tammuz 23, 5776
Is in vitro fertilization ok if one cannot get pregnant? I’ve read that such babies have weaker immune systems. The whole procedure is new and there are not much evidence of how children will develop later in life. The first IVF child was born only in 1978. Is it better to not have children than to to create IVF babies?
Shalom All the poskim permit using IVF when necessary. There is no evidence to support the claim that these children have any more immune system problems than any other children. I suggest contacting the Puah Institute for guidance and halachic supervision. Kol tuv
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