How In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Works

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Infertility affects up to 1 in 8 couples worldwide. As a result, the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF) has increased over the past 40 years and can help people dealing with infertility, single parents, and same-sex couples. This video does not address the serious problems with an unregulated, for-profit systems, including risks to egg donors, risks of implanting multiple embryos, and chronic illness/disability rates among IVF offspring.