Baby Orangutan Brings New Hope for Wildlife Conservation

By now you may have heard about the breakthrough use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) by Dr. Mark Leondires, veterinarians, and the LEO Zoological Society. We're been sharing the news because the birth of this baby orangutan signifies a milestone victory for wildlife conservation. Previously, researchers have had difficulty predicting the reproductive cycle of orangutans. In this collaborative effort, Dr. Leondires closely monitored the mother, Maggie, for two years before performing a natural cycle IUI (intrauterine insemination).

Dr. Leondires Speaks About Assisted Reproductive Technology On CBS News

Dr. Leondires spoke with CBS News about assisted reproductive technology and the baby orangutan, whose birth provides new hope for the survival of his species.  Read more about Dr. Leondires and his work with the LEO Zoo here:

 

Baby orangutan is best new hope for survival of his species

Hear from Dr. Leondires in this CBS News video:

 

 

 

 

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Topics: assisted reproduction, Research, RMACT Doctors

Lisa Rosenthal

Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.

Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.

Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.

Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.

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