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Minnesota Public Radio presents The Fertility Race Part Three: The Fertility Industry, by Catherine Winter

The Fertility Industry
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WITH PATIENTS willing to invest thousands of dollars in treatments - and because an estimated 10 percent of American couples have trouble conceiving - infertility is estimated to be $2 billion industry annually in the US.

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Business Is Prospering
Couples spending large sums to have biological offspring fuel business growth.
Competing for Customers
Meet an entrepreneurial physician whose chain of clinics advertises widely.
Get a Baby or Your Money Back
Guarantees for success are unknown in other medical practices; Evaluating Infertility Treatment Financing Plans.

Visit to a Fertility Clinic
Photo Album
1. Waiting to See the Doctor
2. Preparing Eggs
3. Preparing Sperm

February 5, 1998

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Major funding for "The Fertility Race" is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, with additional support from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.