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Under The Microscope: Elizabeth Carr, USA's first IVF baby, advocating for fertility education. We invite you to read about her story and learn more about fertility education. With her knowledge and experience, Elizabeth is uniquely positioned to help others facing fertility challenges. Thank you for your time, [Your name]

Under The Microscope: Elizabeth Carr, USA’s first IVF baby, advocating for fertility education

When Elizabeth Carr was born in 1981, she made history as the first baby in the United States to be born via in vitro fertilization (IVF). Now, at 36 years old, Carr is advocating for more education and awareness around fertility and reproductive health.

“There’s still so much shame and secrecy around fertility issues,” Carr told INSIDER. “People are afraid to talk about it, and I think that needs to change.”

Carr, who is the national spokesperson for Resolve: The National Infertility Association, is working to break the stigma around fertility struggles and help others facing similar challenges.

“I want people to know that they’re not alone,” she said. “It’s something that one in eight couples face, and it doesn’t make you any less of a person.”

Carr is also working to educate people about the various fertility treatments that are available, as well as the costs and risks associated with them.

“I think a lot of people don’t realize that there are options out there,” she said. “It’s important to have all the information before you make any decisions.”

For Carr, education is key to empowering people to make the best decisions for their fertility journey.

“If we can destigmatize fertility issues and start talking about them openly, I think it will go a long way in helping people who are struggling,” she said. “It’s time to break the silence and start the conversation.”

Elizabeth Carr, USA’s first IVF baby, is advocating for fertility education in Jacksonville. She also discusses her new book called “Under The Microscope.”