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08/17/2019

Nation’s fertility clinics struggle with a growing number of abandoned embryos

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Dr. Craig Sweet’s fertility clinic in Fort Myers, Florida, has resulted in nearly 3,000 pregnancies.

The pregnancies, he said, have been the upside to his 28 years in the business of helping patients fulfill their dreams of having babies.

But there’s a downside: Hundreds of embryos sit in a frozen state of limbo, abandoned in the center’s storage tanks by in vitro fertilization patients who once sought the help of Sweet’s team in their journey to become parents, then walked away.

“We were not prepared for any of this,” Sweet said.

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