|Select Doctors are Featured on MDTV in 2014|
Select Medical Experts on Infertility are Needed for MDTV Broadcast Special
Featured Obstetricians, Gynecologists, Urologists, and More Air Locally on Fox, CBS, CW, My TV, ABC and NBC Network Affiliate Stations in Numerous USA Markets
|MDTV 2014 Broadcast Special on Infertility with Associated Medical Messages|
MDTV has partnered with major television network affiliate stations in dozens of markets across the country. Select Experts are welcome to apply and participate in the MDTV Broadcast Phenomenon, including being a guest on the MDTV Infertility Show Special and providing the community with MDTV Infertility Medical Messages throughout the year.
Local TV Broadcast Stations in over 25 markets are currently seeking reproductive endocrinologists, obstetricians, gynecologists, and urologists to participate in this public service MDTV special on Infertility. "Not only can these local doctors service more patients and enhance their community goodwill but who knows," said Paul G Argen, MDTV Executive Producer, "they might even become the next Dr Oz." These MDTV Select Experts will provide insight to, and speak to common concerns of, people looking to receive trusted information about Infertility.
Doctors interested in participating should read the Infertility Fact Sheet below to learn more about what will be covered and watch MDTV on Infertility to see the special in its current form. All it needs is you!
If you can answer the expert questions below as an local Infertility MDTV Select Expert, please contact your local Fox, CBS, CW, My TV, ABC and NBC Network affiliate MDTV station or, if there is not a listed MDTV station in your market call, Argen directly at 1-800-985-MDTV(6388).
Fact Sheet for Infertility Show Information
TARGET MDTV SELECT EXPERTS (in priority order)
1. Reproductive Endocrinologist (Sub-Specialty of Obstetrics/Gynecology)
BACKGROUND RESEARCH FACTS
• Infertility affects about 12 percent of men and women of reproductive age in the U.S. It is defined
as a couple who are unable to achieve pregnancy within a year of trying.
• More than six million adults in America are affected by infertility. 10 to 15% of healthy adults are
unable to conceive and bear a child.
• Diagnosis and treatment of impaired fertility requires considerable physical, emotional and
financial investment over an extended period of time.
• The incidence of impaired fertility is on the rise and may be related to the trend to delay
pregnancy until later in life.
• Medical interventions are sometimes necessary and include procedures such as in vitro
fertilization, surrogate motherhood and artificial insemination. Success rates vary depending on
age of the woman and method.
• Fertility drugs may be given to the woman to promote conception or in combination with IVF but
for some women, the side effects and mood swings are difficult to manage.
• Many insurance plans do not cover infertility treatment. The exact total of a single IVF cycle
varies with each individual, but may cost more than $12,000 - $17,000.
• Multiple births are a risk with IVF and fertility drugs. Since 1998, guidelines discourage IVF
physicians from implanting more than three embryos at a time.
• Intracytoplasmic sperm injection or ICSI is used in nearly half of all IVF treatments. One sperm
is injected directly into the egg and the fertilized egg or embryo is then transferred to the uterus.
• When researching fertility options and physicians, make an educated decision and also research
the physician’s success rate.
MEDICAL MOMENT: Exploring the ICSI procedure.
QUESTIONS TO ASK FOR SATELLITE INTERVIEW OR PRODUCED PIECE
These questions have been recorded in studio with MDTV Patient Advocate Anchor, Patricia Stark
1. What causes of infertility can I.V.F. overcome?
2. When is the best time for a couple to try I.V.F.?
3. What do you feel are the emotional benefits for the couple of having I.V.F. as an option?
ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS FOR PRODUCED PIECE
These questions are to be asked by Advertising Producer to local expert (who is not looking directly into camera)
1. What options are available for couples struggling to have a baby?
2. When is I.V.F. not the answer?
3. What risks are associated with these procedures?
4. How often can a couple try I.V.F.? How long does it typically take for a couple to get pregnant
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