Minnesota Public Radio presents The Fertility Race Part Two: The Biological Imperative, by Catherine Winter

The Biological Imperative
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MORE THAN TWO MILLION couples in the United States are infertile. For some, the condition provokes an aching emptiness in their lives. Yet most infertile couples never try to adopt. A much larger percentage try expensive, sometimes risky infertility treatments, such as drugs, surgery, and in vitro fertilization (IVF). These procedures can be painful and expensive. IVF fails more often than it succeeds.

Expert opinion and stories of success and failure with IVF:

"Why Don't You Just Adopt?"

Genetic Mandate or Social Impulse?

The Danger of Technological Addiction

A mother shares pictures of the development of her in vitro twins:
Family Photo Album

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