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Minnesota Public Radio presents The Fertility Race Part Seven: Twenty Years of Test-Tube Babies by Stephen Smith

Twenty Years of Test Tube Babies
Complete audio of the public radio feature.

An Interview with Susan Golombok
Audio perspective from a psychologist at City University in London.

From Egg Retrieval to Pregnancy Test
An audio picture of the IVF process.

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Audio is RealAudio 2.0 14.4 kbps.

Fertility Race Home
Access to other installments in the series.

SINCE LOUISE BROWN, the world's first baby conceived through in vitro fertilization, was born July 25, 1978, the once-controversial procedure has been refined but results are far from guaranteed. Meet Patti and Alex - who already have twin boys through assisted reproduction - as they embark on the process for the second time.

A Revolutionary Birth
Since 1978, in vitro fertilization has changed the fertility landscape.
Meet a Family from the IVF Lab
Using IVF procedures, Patti and Alex became the parents of twins.
Riding the IVF Roller Coaster
Despite successes, the procedure remains financially and emotionally draining.
Hoping and Waiting
IVF procedures offer Patti and Alex a chance for a larger family.

July 23, 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.