Beyond the Headlines

Show topic: Fertility Issues
January 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

January 22, 2012
Fertility Issues
Hosted by ABC7's Eric Thomas

This episode of Beyond the Headlines looks at a topic that affects thousands of people every year. Infertility creates obstacles for all kinds of couples struggling to conceive and carry a baby to full term.

According to the UCSF Medical Center about 10-15% of couples in the United States remain infertile at the end of one year. There are many causes for infertility such as blocked fallopian tubes, male infertility, advanced female age, difficulties ovulating, endometriosis and other unexplained reasons.

Treatment options vary, but they are often expensive and come with no guarantees. Today's guests will discuss the process of battling infertility and the options available. You'll hear from doctors specializing in the field, a new mom who overcame her fertility struggles through Chinese medicine & acupuncture, and a fertility psychologist who will discuss the emotional toll these issues can bring.

Studio Guests

Mitchell Rosen, MD
Director of UCSF Fertility Preservation Center

Lifang Liang OMD, LAC
Chinese Medicine Specialist

Michele Forte-Purdie
Fertility Patient

Juli Fraga, Psy.D
Fertility Psychologist

Additional Information
INCIID -- National Scholarship for IVF


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