Is IVF Ethical in Judaism?

Does IVF (in vitro fertilization) have a role in Judaism? The answer is yes. In vitro fertilization is an ethical solution for you and your family if you’re experiencing difficulties in building a family.

Infertility & Judaism

Infertility is something we’ve seen plenty of in the Torah. In fact, three of Torah’s matriarchs suffered from reproductive challenges – Sarah, Rebekah and Rachel. Fast forward to recent times and infertility continues to be a fairly common occurrence. The difference is the number of options we’re presented with today far out number those available to Sarah, Rebekah and Rachel. Today, we have a number of medical procedures and methods on our side.
Reproduction is such an important religious duty that to many Jewish scholars it isn’t relevant whether you produce a child via natural or assisted means. If you haven’t had success by traditional methods, feel free to explore IVF treatment options – they’re welcome in our faith. Grow your family while doing your part to keep the Jewish faith and tradition alive!

Paying for IVF Treatment

Though certainly worth every penny, in vitro fertilization can be an expensive process.  However, if you’re unable to afford medical expenses on your own, we may be able to help. We’ve created a fund for this very purpose in conjunction with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. The Making Miracle Babies Fertility Fund, funded by the Ben Aviv family, is open to Jewish couples living in South Florida in the counties of Broward and Miami-Dade. You can apply for these interest-free loans to help pay for your IVF treatment.
IVF treatment or any attempts at conceiving a child without success are some of the most stressful pressures a family can experience. It’s important that you can clearly see the situation for what it is while work on reducing stress, relaxing and receiving treatment. It’s a must for the health of you and your future child. This is our way to eliminate your financial worries in a manner that is helpful and dignified.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 6% of married women in the U.S. are infertile and 25% of couples with reproductive challenges have more than one contributor causing the infertility. These are significant figures but IVF treatment can be the solution you’ve been waiting for.
You’re a few steps closer to welcoming the newest addition to your family. Find out more information about the application process on our website.