American Experience presents a virtual PAST FORWARD discussion—inspired by their film Test Tube Babies—that will explore how fertility science evolved from a niche opportunity to an accepted norm.Test Tube Babies tells the story of doctors, researchers, and hopeful couples who pushed the limits of science and triggered a technological revolution in human reproduction.
The panelists will discuss women taking their reproductive rights into their own hands, the plethora of pathways to parenthood that exist today, and the work being done to remove the stigmas and barriers that stand in the way of building families.
Featured guests include:
Elizabeth Carr – Fertility rights advocate and America’s first IVF baby
Margaret Marsh – Historian and University Professor, Rutgers University
The conversation will be moderated by Monica Muñoz Martinez, Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.
Learn more about American Experience: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/
Watch “Test Tube Babies”: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/babies/
Watch other Past Forward conversations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGIBrZBZupY&list=PLmh4YIWteoGhn6gwV1X_UebHijqwPHZ1_