New England Fertility Institute Invites the Public to a Seminar "Building Families through Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy" November 10

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New England Fertility Institute will host a free seminar on November 10th for the public on "Building Families through Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy. The event will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains NY starting at 5:30pm. Noted speaker include Dr. Gad Lavy of the New England Fertility Institute , Melissa Brisman Esq. Reproductive Lawyer, Dr.John Zhang, New Hope Fertility Center and Judith Kottick LCSW. Many families and individuals struggling with infertility may benefit from egg donation or gestational surrogacy. This seminar will presen toptions on family building through egg donation and gestational surrogacy.

Infertility affects affects about 5.3 million Americans, or 9 percent of the reproductive age population, according to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Many families who are in need of assisted reproductive technology may need to consider egg donation and gestational surrogacy as means to building their families. In addition national statistics reported by the Society of Assisted Reproductive Technologies(SART) ,that women over 40 have not shown major improvement in success rates for IVF, over the last few years. Egg Donation is now a common option for women who have had unsuccessful IVF cycles. Egg Donation benefits woman with poor ovarian reserve, gay couples, and women who are in early menopause. The success rates for egg donation can be quite high and has been increasing over the last 10 years.

Gestational Surrogacy is recommended when the female partner is unable to carry a pregnancy or when there is no female partner. Other indications for Gestational Surrogacy include;

  • Surgery—hysterectomy or other surgery that renders the uterus nonfunctional
  • Pregnancy Loss—due to an abnormal uterus
  • Severe complications of pregnancy
  • Medical condition that precludes pregnancy (kidney disease, multiple sclerosis)
  • Gay male couples who desire to have a child using their sperm, and egg donor, and a gestational carrier.

In order to assist the public in learning about third party options for family building, the New England Fertility Institute under the medical direction of Dr. Gad Lavy will be sponsoring a free seminar on Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy November 10th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains New York . The program panel of distinguished speakers include:

  • Dr. Gad Lavy - Medical Director of the New England Fertility Institute
  • Dr. John Zhang -Medical Director of New Hope Fertility Center
  • Melissa Brisman Esq. Reproductive Lawyer
  • Judith Kottick LCSW- Reproductive Therapist

In addition parents through egg donation and gestational surrogacy will be sharing their experiences as well as an anonymous egg donor and gestational surrogate. Registrants will also be able to meet privately with the speaker and their staff as well.

To register for the meeting please contact Marion Welch at or call 203-325-3200 Space is limited. There will be a cocktail reception to meet the panel starting at 5:30 pm . A fertility resource gift bag will be available to all those that attend.

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