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Frozen Embryos

Lab staff prepare small petri dishes, each holding several 1-7 day old embryos, in a in vitro fertilization lab.

Michael Wyke/AP Photo

Frozen Embryos

Lab staff prepare small petri dishes, each holding several 1-7 day old embryos, in a in vitro fertilization lab.

Michael Wyke/AP Photo

What you should know about IVF

As infertility rises, people are turning to assisted reproductive treatments like in vitro fertilization.

Lab staff prepare small petri dishes, each holding several 1-7 day old embryos, in a in vitro fertilization lab.

Michael Wyke/AP Photo

   

According to the World Health Organization, 1 in 6 adults across the globe experience infertility at some point in their lifetime. There are a variety of treatments to address this issue from medications to surgery to assisted conception options like intrauterine insemination or in vitro fertilization, or IVF.

IVF is the process of retrieving an egg from the ovaries and fertilizing it with sperm outside of the body. That viable fertilized egg is then placed in the womb to develop.

Reset digs into what’s new in the world of fertility, and also hears one patient’s story.

GUESTS: Dr. John Rinehart, fertility specialist and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Rush University Medical Center

Gina Duncan, IVF patient of Dr. Rinehart

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