Please Explain: In Vitro Fertilization

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Ten to 15% of couples experience infertility, and assisted reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization can help couples conceive. We’re finding out how IVF works and what new ways are being developed to reduce the incidence of debilitating and life-threatening mitochondrial diseases. Joining us: Dr. Mark Sauer, chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility and program director for the Center for Women’s Reproductive Care at Columbia University Medical Center, and Dr. Michio Hirano, chief of the neuromuscular disease division and co-director of the Adult Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic at Columbia University Medical Center.