|You are a physician with a specialty in endocrinology. As a partner in the largest and most respected infertility clinic in your city, you love treating patients and experiencing their gratitude and joy when you successfully help them build a family.
Today, your first appointment is with a couple in their 30s who have been trying to have a child for three years. Like most of your patients, they really want a baby who is biologically related to both of them. They have undergone many rounds of treatment without success. Each time they seem close, only to have the embryos fail to implant or to miscarry in the early weeks of pregnancy. They want—and can afford—to make more attempts despite the very high likelihood of failure. You must decide whether or not to continue treating them.