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When IVF Works


Andrew Wilner

About the artist: 

Andrew Wilner is an associate professor of neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, and a medical journalist. He has authored hundreds of news articles. In addition, he is the author of three books, including Bullets and Brains. He lives with his wife in Memphis.

About the artwork:

"This healthy young woman and her husband were unable to conceive and tried assisted reproduction. Over a two-year period, she endured seven cycles of egg retrieval and one failed embryo implant before she succeeded in becoming pregnant. In this photo, she is twenty weeks pregnant and never happier. The baby was born in November 2018."

Visuals editor:

Sara Kohrt