There is a New York Times editorial in today’s edition, (September 12, 2013) http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/selling-the-fantasy-of-fertility.html?_r=0&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1378995883-mNVJExYGcBAwqNaLlW1B7w, which discusses in a very unflattering way the futility of Fertility Treatment. I found the authors use of statistics to support their position to be erroneous and under-researched, and well, for lack of a better term, “sour grapes” on their part. Maybe they did not succeed with treatment, but I believe that every single person who truly desires to “parent” can achieve a family. It might not be the ideal of their childhood but through donor egg, donor embryo, donor sperm, gestational surrogacy, adoption and foster care, a family can be yours.
Fertility treatment is BIG BUSINESS both in the United States and abroad, but that doesn’t mean it is not successful. For many women and men, they do take home the fantasy and especially in Egg Donation, the pregnancy rate can be as high as 80%. I find the response from the President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine to be especially on target.