Massachusetts Fertility Specialist to Present Webinar for Gay Male Couples

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In collaboration with the American Fertility Association, Dr. Samuel Pang, Medical Director at the Reproductive Science Center of New England (RSC New England), is presenting a live webinar telecast for gay male couples focused on how they can have biologically related children using donor eggs and gestational surrogacy.

Gay men interested in having biologically related children will have the opportunity to direct questions to Dr. Pang during the December 14 webinar.

In a 2010 survey of lesbians and gay men, 87% stated that they plan to build their families using some form of assisted reproductive technology (ART).

On December 14 at 3 PM EST, Dr. Samuel Pang, in collaboration with the American Fertility Association, will present a live webinar titled "Family Building Options: Gay Male Couples Using Assisted Reproductive Technologies". The webinar will describe the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process available for gay male couples including medical aspects, legal considerations and costs, and outcomes.

In addition to treating heterosexual couples challenged by infertility, Dr. Pang has specialized in helping lesbian and gay couples have children through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) since 1989.

A pioneer in the field, he was the first Reproductive Endocrinologist in New England to provide IVF using donor eggs and gestational surrogacy for a male couple. In addition to helping couples in the U.S., he has become a well known provider to international gay couples from Europe and South America. He is sought out as an authority by journalists and Gay/Lesbian groups, and has presented on the topic of assisted reproductive technologies for same-sex and transgender couples to professional organizations such as the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA). RSC New England also maintains an educational website, dedicated to assisted reproductive education for lesbians and gay men.

In 2010,, conducted a survey of lesbians and gay men inquiring about their current status and future plans to become parents. Out of the 67% of survey respondents who did not already have children, 98% stated that they do plan to have children in the future. When asked by what means they planned to have children, 13% identified the choice of adoption. An overwhelming 87% stated that they plan to build their families using some form of assisted reproductive technology (ART).

For gay men, ART involves in vitro fertilization (IVF) using donor eggs and a gestational carrier. Assisted reproduction for gay men also requires medical management of this process, preferably from a Reproductive Endocrinologist who is without bias and culturally sensitive to the needs of gay couples.

RSC New England is a partner member of the Attain Fertility Centers national network of infertility treatment providers -- the largest in the nation.


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