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Making A Baby: Fertility Clinics and Modern-Day Parenthood
Making A Baby: Fertility Clinics and Modern-Day Parenthood

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AIR DATE: May 26, 2011

Remember that song: "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage"?  In today's world, that isn't necessarily true anymore.  Many people seek conception through artificial means like in vitro fertilization.  Fertility clinics have waiting lists, thanks to couples who have trouble conceiving, women who wait to have children later in life, surrogates carrying children, same-sex couples, or others who might want to raise a child solo.  What are the different reasons that people seek out fertility treatments?  And how is that changing the nature of parenthood?  Parents, aspiring parents, and a fertilization specialist share their stories.
 
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Dr. Geoffrey Sher, Executive Med Dir, Sher Institutes for Reproductive Medicine
Steve Amend, attorney
Tracy Singh, attorney
Emily Akerberg, Dir, Continuing Legal Education at State Bar of Nevada; professor, CSN

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I had endomitriosis in the 70s and could not conceive. I was offered to take a male hormone danizol. Because my career involved singing and teaching music I chose not to take it and therefore never became pregnent. I miss the opportunity of not having a child, but did see many children in my teaching career and still see them today. I applaud all your guests who have gone through so much to bring the light of a child into our world
Kathy kavanaughMay 26, 2011 10:54:08 AM
My wife is only 28 years of age and i am 45 and with our fast paced and hectic schedules it was virtually impossible to have a child. Dr. Sher was able to find the problem and correct it. WE are now waiting to see if our first transfer is going to stick, but we are very excited with Dr Sher's technology and his success rates, but i think we are most impressed at how he works with his clients...We are very blessed to have this opportunity as if this was 20 years ago, we would not be able to have a family...DARIN FETH
Darin FethMay 26, 2011 10:47:07 AM
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