A majority of families using donor conception do not report births
after the fact. This has a tremendous impact on the industry -- for
example, the numbers of offspring born to a sperm donor, and even
to egg donors, are generally vastly underreported, and if there is
a genetic abnormality that surfaces in later years, families cannot
In this show, American Fertility Association board member Patricia Mendell
, who is also
a New York-based fertility counselor, talks about regulations in
the fertility industry today. What do we need to do differently?
Why are changes coming so slowly? What can Choice Moms do, as a
sizeable share of the fertility industry market, to make a
difference? In light of the aftermath of the octuplets birth in
California to a woman who already had six children, how should
regulations, ethics and counseling play a role?
She also shares resources to help women become more educated
This show was sponsored by Fertility Cryobank