Infertility and IVF
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May 16, 2024 at 4:52 PM

Olivia Munn speaks about cancer, fertility issues in 1st TV interview since surgeries

Olivia Munn opens up about breast cancer and fertility issues in 1st TV interview since revealing her most recent surgeries as part of her breast cancer journey.
May 16, 2024 at 4:52 PM
Olivia Munn appears on “Good Morning America” May 16, 2024.
May 14, 2024 at 8:56 PM

Why a Texas divorce case could impact IVF care in the state

A divorce case between a Texas couple could go before the state Supreme Court in an ongoing dispute over their frozen embryos that could impact IVF care in the state.
May 14, 2024 at 8:56 PM
In this undated stock photo, a doctor is seen preparing embryo cultivation plates in a fertility lab.
1 month ago

More couples sue IVF clinic, alleging staff implanted 'dead' embryos: Lawsuit

Nine more couples are suing IVF clinic Ovation Fertility, alleging staff accidentally destroyed embryos but still implanted them, despite knowing they were not viable.
1 month ago
In this undated photo, Brooke Berger, 37 (right), and Bennett Hardy, 33 (left), from Fullerton, Calif., said Ovation Fertility clinic knowingly implanted non-viable embryos after a laboratory accident.
1 month ago

Couples allege IVF provider destroyed their embryos in toxic solution: Lawsuit

Two couples filed lawsuits against IVF provider Ovation Fertility alleging its clinic destroyed their embryos by storing them in toxic hydrogen peroxide.
1 month ago
Petri Dish with drops of material and micromanipulators over it in a laboratory for an in vitro fertilization.
1 month ago

Financial questions to consider before IVF

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton on what to know about cost when choosing a fertility provider or clinic.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Financial questions to consider before IVF
2 months ago

After Alabama ruling upends IVF, top health official warns of more consequences

After an Alabama Supreme Court embyro ruling upended IVF access, "all of this is unclear" Xavier Becerra, told ABC News in an exclusive interview
2 months ago
Secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra hosts a panel discussion with families directly affected by the Alabama Supreme Court Court decision, Feb. 27, 2024, in Birmingham, Ala.
2 months ago

Women say drugs used for weight loss help with fertility: What to know

More and more women are reporting that drugs for weight loss are helping with fertility.
2 months ago
Marcela Romero, of Fort Myers, Fla., holds her daughter, who was born in September 2023.
2 months ago

Alabama Democrat Marilyn Lands focusing on abortion access, IVF in special election

Alabama Democrat Marilyn Lands is campaigning on IVF and abortion rights in a race against Teddy Powell for the House in Alabama District 10.
2 months ago
Democratic candidate Marilyn Lands walked the streets in the suburbs looking to convince voters to support her, Huntsville, AL, March 20, 2024.
2 months ago

Increasing number of women freezing their eggs

There's been a more than 150% increase in the procedure over the past five years, with an average out-of-pocket cost as high as $20,000.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Increasing number of women freezing their eggs
2 months ago

Kristen Wiig recalls 'struggle' with IVF journey before having her twins

The comedian welcomed her twins via surrogate in 2020 with husband Avi Rothman.
2 months ago
Kristen Wiig at the 81st Golden Globe Awards, Jan. 7, 2024, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
3 months ago

Alabama health care providers celebrate new IVF law

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivy signed the new bill into law, which will protect both doctors and patients from liability if frozen embryos are mishandled or destroyed.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Alabama health care providers celebrate new IVF law
3 months ago

With Alabama IVF patient in attendance, Biden highlights reproductive care

Latorya Beasley was supposed to have an embryo transfer three days ago. On Thursday, the Alabama resident attended the State of the Union with the First Lady.
3 months ago
Maria Shriver, Kate Cox and Latorya Beasley (R) of Alabama sit in the House chamber before President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address in Washington, Mar. 7, 2024.
3 months ago

Alabama governor signs bill to restore access to IVF treatments

The law gives “civil and criminal immunity” to IVF clinics and patients, after the state’s Supreme Court ruled frozen embryos are children.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Alabama governor signs bill to restore access to IVF treatments
3 months ago

New Alabama IVF bill signed into law

With bipartisan support, the governor of Alabama signed a new law making it possible for fertility clinics to reopen in the state.
3 months ago
VIDEO: New Alabama IVF bill signed into law
3 months ago

Alabama House and Senate expected to vote on bill restoring IVF access

Lawmakers in Alabama are expected to vote Wednesday on legislation to restore access to IVF treatment.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Alabama House and Senate expected to vote on bill restoring IVF access
3 months ago

Access to IVF treatment is up for a final vote in Alabama

The fertility treatment has been on pause for two weeks as lawmakers fast-tracked legislation to restore IVF and could be set for final passage later today.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Access to IVF treatment is up for a final vote in Alabama
3 months ago

VP Harris meets privately with Alabama IVF patient in wake of state court ruling

The White House meeting comes amid her tour promoting reproductive freedom.
3 months ago
Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a conversation on Alabama's Supreme Court ruling on IVF with Alabama resident and IVF patient Abbey Crain, on Feb. 29, 2024, in the Vice President's West Wing Office at the White House.
3 months ago

Dr. Jennifer Ashton on the science behind IVF procedures, Wendy Williams' diagnoses

ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton weighs in on the latest health headlines, from President Joe Biden’s most recent physical exam to preventing the spread of norovirus.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Dr. Ashton
3 months ago

Cancer survivor fights for her frozen embryos after Alabama IVF pause

Harper-Grace Niedermeyer was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 27.
3 months ago
Harper-Grace Niedermeyer froze her embryos in Alabama after being diagnosed with breast cancer in her late 20s.
3 months ago

Alabama legislature passes bill to restore IVF access

The Alabama House of Representatives and Senate passed the legislation after a controversial ruling by the state's Supreme Court.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Alabama legislature passes bill to restore IVF access
3 months ago

5 things to know about IVF after Alabama Supreme Court ruling

In vitro fertilization has been a treatment option for nearly 50 years.
3 months ago
Patients, infertility doctors and advocates of IVF attend a rally outside the Alabama State House , Feb. 28, 2024 in Montgomery, Ala.
3 months ago

Alabama IVF patients rally against controversial court ruling

Families caught in the limbo over the state supreme court gathered in Montgomery to send a message to elected officials.
3 months ago
VIDEO:  Alabama IVF patients rally against controversial court ruling
3 months ago

Republican blocks Senate Democrats' push to pass IVF protections nationwide

Sen. Tammy Duckworth was blocked by Republicans on Wednesday from unanimously passing legislation to establish a right to access assistive reproductive care like IVF
3 months ago
Sen. Tammy Duckworth speaks about a bill to establish federal protections for IVF as, from left, Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Sen. Patty Murray listen during a press event on Capitol Hill, on Feb. 27, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
3 months ago

Senate to vote on bill that aims to protect IVF access

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., leads a vote on a bill that would create federal protections for nationwide access to IVF and other fertility treatments.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Senate to vote on bill that aims to protect IVF access
3 months ago

Doctors and families rally at Alabama state Capitol over IVF access

Hundreds of families are rallying at the Alabama state Capitol Wednesday ahead of a vote on new legislation that would restore access to IVF.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Doctors and families rally at Alabama state Capitol over IVF access
3 months ago

Rally planned at Alabama State Capitol ahead of IVF vote

Hundreds of families are expected at the statehouse to voice support for IVF treatment and put pressure on lawmakers to advance new legislation that would restore families’ access to treatments.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Rally planned at Alabama State Capitol ahead of IVF vote
3 months ago

What's next for IVF patients in Alabama?

After the Alabama Supreme Court upended IVF with its ruling that frozen embryos are considered children, increasing public outcry has spurred hope for legislation.
3 months ago
State Capitol in Montgomery, AL.
3 months ago

What are Alabama lawmakers proposing to protect IVF?

What new laws are Alabama lawmakers proposing to protect IVF treatment in Alabama and allow clinics to resume treatment?
3 months ago
In this May 15, 2019, file photo, the Alabama Statehouse is shown in Montgomery, Ala.
3 months ago

HHS secretary Xavier Becerra to visit Alabama amid IVF battle

The Health and Human Services secretary is headed to the state to hear from people who were impacted by the ruling from Alabama’s Supreme Court that frozen embryos are children.
3 months ago
VIDEO: HHS secretary Xavier Becerra to visit Alabama amid IVF battle
3 months ago

Families looking for answers as hospitals halt IVF treatments in Alabama

The Biden administration is sending the Health and Human Services secretary to Alabama after the state's Supreme Court ruled frozen embryos are children.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Families looking for answers as hospitals halt IVF treatments in Alabama
3 months ago

Explosive detonated outside Alabama attorney general's office

An investigation is underway after an explosive device was detonated outside the office of the Alabama attorney general this weekend, officials said.
3 months ago
Attorney General of Alabama Steve Marshall speaks to members of the press, Oct. 4, 2022, in Washington.
3 months ago

Alabama IVF patients speak out over fear following court decision

Alabama women who are caught in the middle of the state's controversial ruling on embryos talk about their frustrations and fears as they await the future of their IVF treatment.
3 months ago
VIDEO:  Alabama IVF patients speak out over fear following court decision
3 months ago

Mom shares how comments about having more kids can 'sting'

Gaby Dalkin said she has dealt with unhelpful comments while trying to have a second child.
3 months ago
Gaby Dalkin is pictured with her husband, Thomas, and their nearly 3-year-old daughter, Poppy.
3 months ago

Alabama Supreme Court ruling raises questions about IVF access

Medical and legal experts are speaking out after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos qualify as people under state law.
3 months ago
In this July 6, 2018 file photo, the Supreme Court of Alabama is seen in Montgomery, Ala.
3 months ago

After Alabama court ruling, Nikki Haley agrees that 'embryos, to me, are babies'

Nikki Haley said in a new interview that she agrees with an Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are considered children in the state
3 months ago
Nikki Haley speaks during a campaign rally in Dallas, TX, Feb. 15, 2024.
3 months ago

IVF patients in Alabama share fears after providers pause treatments

In vitro fertilization is at stake in Alabama after a ruling by the state's supreme court.
3 months ago
Rebecca Matthews, an Alabama resident, used in-vitro fertilization to become pregnant.
3 months ago

Biden blasts Alabama Supreme Court's 'unacceptable' frozen embryo ruling

President Joe Biden on Thursday blasted the Alabama Supreme Court ruling that said frozen embryos are considered people in the state.
3 months ago
President Joe Biden speaks in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, Feb. 16, 2024.
3 months ago

Alabama's biggest hospital to suspend transfer of embryos after court ruling

University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital will stop transferring embryos after the state's Supreme Court issued a decision that said frozen embryos are children.
3 months ago
PHOTO: A scientific researcher handles frozen embryonic stem cells in a laboratory, at the University of Sao Paulo, in Brazil, on March 4, 2008. The Alabama Supreme Court ruled frozen embryos outside the womb are children.
3 months ago

Alabama women describe heartbreak over some IVF treatments pausing

Women describe heartbreak after IVF treatments stop in Alabama after the state Supreme Court issued a decision that frozen embryos are "children."
3 months ago
In this undated stock photo, a doctor is seen preparing embryo cultivation plates in a fertility lab.
3 months ago

Alabama AG says he won't prosecute IVF families, providers

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall does not intend to prosecute in vitro fertilization providers or families.
3 months ago
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall listens to a reporter's question following oral arguments in an Alabama redistricting case, outside the Supreme Court, Oct. 4, 2022.
3 months ago

Trump says he 'strongly' supports IVF after Alabama court ruling

Former President Donald Trump called on the Alabama legislature “to act quickly to find an immediate solution to preserve the availability of IVF in Alabama.”
3 months ago
Donald Trump, speaks during the 2024 NRB International Christian Media Convention Presidential Forum at The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center on February 22, 2024 in Nashville, Tennessee.
3 months ago

Trump's spokesperson won't say if he will enforce national IVF protections

A spokesperson for former President Donald Trump would not say if he would enforce IVF protections nationally.
3 months ago
Republican presidential candidate and former President Donald Trump speaks during a Get Out The Vote rally at Winthrop University, Feb. 23, 2024, in Rock Hill, S.C.
3 months ago

Physicians scared, sad, angry over pause of IVF treatment in Alabama

Physicians say they're now fearful about wrongful death lawsuits -- or potentially criminal charges -- for discarding unused embryos or mishandling embryos.
3 months ago
Dr. Beth Malizia is interviewed by ABC News' Elizabeth Schulze.
3 months ago

Duckworth doubts Republicans will back IVF bill after court says embryos are people

Sen. Tammy Duckworth said on Sunday that Republicans haven't reached out to her about her bill to protect IVF after the Alabama Supreme Court ruling on embryos
3 months ago
In this March 15, 2023, file photo, Sen. Tammy Duckworth talks to reporters during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
6 months ago

Rebecca Jarvis and husband share their fertility journey

The ABC News correspondent revealed the long road of how she, her husband Matt and their daughter Isabel found a way to bring their new family member, baby Leo, into their home.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Rebecca Jarvis and husband share their fertility journey
6 months ago

Rebecca Jarvis welcomes baby son: How she did it through surrogacy

Jarvis shares her journey to surrogacy after struggling for many years with infertility.
6 months ago
Rebecca Jarvis and Matt Hanson pose with their two children, Isabel and Leo.
7 months ago

After 8 years of infertility, parents welcome 4 babies in 3 months

Zac and Brittney Wolfe are the parents of newborn triplets and a 3-month-old.
7 months ago
Brittney and Zac Wolfe, of Pennsylvania, pose with their newborn daughter Charlie.
7 months ago

Couple who struggled to get pregnant for years welcomes 4 babies in 3 months

Zac and Brittney Wolfe tried for eight years to conceive, but were unsuccessful. Their luck changed after they were able to adopt, and Brittney found out she was simultaneously pregnant with triplets.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Couple who struggled to get pregnant for years welcomes 4 babies in 3 months
1 year ago

How weight-loss drugs impact infertility

Medications such as Ozempic and Wegovy can affect fertility and "GMA" looks at what that means for women who have been told to lose weight for fertility treatments.
1 year ago
VIDEO: How weight-loss drugs impact infertility
1 year ago

Women opt to freeze their eggs abroad

Due to the high cost of egg freezing in the United States, some women are traveling abroad to preserve fertility at a more affordable cost.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Women opt to freeze their eggs abroad