Jun 23, 2020
My guest today, Dr. Caitlin
Dunne is the co-director of the Pacific Centre for Reproductive
Medicine and a clinical assistant professor at the University of
She is a specialist in
infertility and egg freezing and has participated in numerous
clinical studies and published research on in vitro fertilization,
gynecologic surgery, and ovarian disease.
And, most recently she has been
named in "Canada's Top 40 Under 40 Business Leader "
This week I have the honor to
have Dr. Caitlin Dunne joining us at The Inner
Let's start with
WHAT YOU'LL HEAR IN THIS EPISODE:
- Caitlin shares her a little about her journey, her role models,
her desire to become a doctor, and why she specializes in
- We analyze the impact of using birth-control pills, what
"unexplained infertility" is, and the options couples
- She explains some of the treatments to raise the fertility rate
like "superovulation," side effects, success rates, the cost of
these methods, and who can be a candidate.
- We examined the top reasons for infertility and some of the risk
factors that can contribute to it.
- Dr. Dunne talks about miscarriages, what's going on, and the
emotional toll it produces on women and couples.
- I want to share an anonymous story that brought me into tears
because of the struggle she suffered, and Dr. Dunne gives a medical
standpoint of why that could happen.
- The price of these treatments is often costly and not covered.
Dr. Dunne gives her thoughts.
- The future looks brilliant, as new technology like "gene-editing"
and "egg-freezing" are tested. Dr. Dunne explains the implications
- We wrap up discussing infertility, is there a point where we have
to throw in the towel, what options people can examine, and what
factors must be considered and applied.
more we talk about it, the better things are going to
- "Infertility affects 1 every 6
can do any job in this place that I want."
have a lot to learn in medicine."
sperm doesn't have to swim; it just has to be alive and show
- "Unfortunately, miscarriages are
can we better support those women without the stigma and shame from
must have been an extremely difficult choice, but now she has two
anyone wants to write a letter to the government, please go
technology requires more refinement, but it is
see a fertility doctor, and we'll work through it
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