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Conversion Leads Chicago Fertility Doctor Down a New Path
Dr. Anthony Caruso, A Chicago reproductive endocrinologist and doctor at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, has proposed opening the St. Anne Center for Reproductive Health. The center would be one of a handful of clinics in the United States that helps couples struggling to have children within the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. It would not offer in vitro fertilization (IVF), artificial insemination or certain medicines often prescribed as a course of treatment. It also would be the only center in the nation run by a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist. It would not offer in vitro fertilization (IVF), artificial insemination or certain medicines often prescribed as a course of treatment. However, Dr. Caruso and other proponents of natural family planning say many fertility practices tend to treat infertility rather than treat the underlying condition of which infertility is a symptom.