Coping with Infertility
Each year, millions of couples in the U.S. face the prospect of infertility. Those couples can make a variety of choices as they endeavor to have a child, from treating their infertility to adoption. This week on Florida Matters, our panel looks at some of those treatment options and discusses the impact of making treatment decisions. And we'll confront the question every couple has to ask: how far do we go in our quest for parenthood?
Dr. David Keefe explains the impact of blocked tubes, endometriosis and fibroids on a woman's fertility and details some of the medical causes of infertility.
Dr. Keefe explains the test for infertility in men and what can cause men to have abnormal test results. He also outlines some of the genetic and environmental factors that can lead to infertility in men.
Dr. Keefe talks about why he thinks women are genetically programmed to stop reproducing at a certain point in their lives.
Dr. Keefe describes why the majority of a woman's eggs are not viable and how the shuffling of genes during the formation of eggs and sperm is advantageous.
Listen to Susan Giles Wantuck's full conversation about stress and infertility with mental health counselor Kathy Fountain.
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