The Ethics And Efficacy Of In Vitro Fertilization

Oct 19, 2017

This hour: IVF -- in vitro fertilization -- has brought the miracle of life to women and families across the U.S.

Those who have undergone the procedure, however, know it does not come without a cost.

Coming up, we weigh the physical, financial, and emotional demands of IVF treatment.

We hear from doctors and patients.

We also consider a recent New York magazine article about PGS -- the test used to identify viable embryos. How accurate is it? We take a closer look. 

But first: on the ground in Puerto Rico. We get the latest on the island’s efforts to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.


  • Jeff Cohen - News Director at WNPR
  • Dr. Pasquale Patrizio - Professor and Director of the Yale Fertility Center
  • Dr. Daniel Grow - Visiting Professor at UConn; Lead Physician and Associate Fellowship Director at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services
  • Stephanie Carroll - West Simsbury, Connecticut resident and former patient of the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.