#1400: Ovarian Transplants Present New Pregnancy Options

May 20, 2016

On this week’s 51%, we’ll learn about ovarian transplants. Hear from the executive director of Carlos Santana’s foundation and her mission to help underserved youth, and find out about a project to register births via text.

Women struggling to get pregnant may soon have a new option available. In the past they could get donated eggs or even freeze their own. Now they may be able to opt for an entire ovary. Reporter Robin Amer explains.  

This week we bring you another installment of the 51% segment called “Force of Nature,” from Dr. Sharon Ufberg. She is co-founder of the personal development/wellness company, Borrowed Wisdom, in Napa Valley, California. She regularly blogs for The Huffington Post. This week, she interviews Shelley Brown, who has dedicated a large portion of her life to supporting underserved youth. Brown has been at the helm of musician Carlos Santana’s Milagro Foundation as its Executive Director since 2000 and has guided the foundation in giving more than $6 million to agencies serving children around the world, from Africa to India to the United States, in the California Bay Area. Brown’s background is as an educator, with 25 years of experience as a principal and teacher in San Francisco area school districts. Brown describes the foundation. For more information, visit milagrofoundation.org

Parents want the best for their children, this includes education. To attend class, babies must be registered. Parents want their children to get a job and vote later in life, but this, too, has roadblocks in many African countries. Jean Ehui Delmas, a young computer specialist in the Ivory Coast, has developed a possible solution. 

And that's our show this week. Thanks to Patrick Garrett for production assistance. Our executive producer is Dr. Alan Chartock. Our theme music is Glow in the Dark by Kevin Bartlett. This show is a national production of Northeast Public Radio. If you’d like to hear this show again, sign up for our podcast, or visit the 51% archives on our web site at wamc.org. And follow us on Twitter @51PercentRadio 

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