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Fighting Infertility

In the popular television series Jon and Kate Plus 8, a couple suffering from infertility used artificial insemination to have children. What they didn’t plan on was the set of twins that arrived after the first treatment, and after the second treatment, a set of sextuplets.

Fertility research is now showing that the risk of accidental multiple births is dramatically decreasing. It’s estimated that one in five couples in the US struggle with infertility, and more and more treatment options are becoming available.

Ross Reynolds sits down with University of Washington associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Paul Zarutskie, to talk about the latest developments in fertility treatments for men and women.