Infertility: What You Should Know

Cloned human embryos. Sixty-year-old women trying to become pregnant. Eggs harvested from aborted fetuses. In recent months, sensational, high-tech reproductive technologies have triggered an emotional ethical debate. Unfortunately, the wild notions that linger long after such headlines fade can make life for couples grappling with infertility even more painful, frustrating, and shame-filled. "The image we have to battle is that infertile people are rich, white, whiny yuppies who forgot to have babies" and will go to any lengths to do so now, says Cecile Lampton, president of the Northern California chapter of Resolve, a support and advocacy group for the infertile.

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