In vitro fertilization : the status of the frozen embryo
The first Kenyan IVF babies were born on 8th May 2006. The event was celebrated as a breakthrough. It was to offer hope for perhaps thousands of Kenyan couples who were childless. Since then a number of IVF clinics have sprang up around the country. Childless couples are routinely offered IVF as a solution to their childless state. Little is said about the state of the frozen embryo. Or the ethics and morality of the IVF treatment. The number of frozen embryos in Kenya is unknown. There are between 400,000 and 500,000 frozen embryos in the USA alone. With an estimated 20,000 being added annually.