New England Fertility Offers Free Seminar " Building Families through Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy: April 3rd in White Plains, N.Y.

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New England Fertility ( will host a free seminar on April 3rd, 2012 for the public titled "Building Families through Egg Donation and Gestational Surrogacy. The event will focus on the option of egg donation and gestational surrogacy as a treatment for infertility and an option to build families. Noted speakers include Dr. Gad Lavy , medical director of New England Fertility and a pioneer in the field of third party reproduction, Melissa Brisman Esq, internationally acclaimed reproductive attorney and owner and founder of Reproductive Possibilities, LLC,( a surrogacy matching and relationship management agency. This seminar is geared to individual and couples who are struggling with infertility and may benefit from egg donation and gestational surrogacy. Speakers also will include an anonymous egg donor, parents through egg donation,a gestational carrier and parents through gestational surrogacy.

Infertility affects about 5.3 million Americans or 9% of the reproductive age population, according the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. Many families in need of assisted reproductive medicine may need to consider egg donation and gestational surrogacy as a means to building their family. 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 women with poor ovarian reserve, gay couples and women who are in early menopause. The success rate for egg donation has been steadily 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. Additional indications for gestational surrogacy include:
Surgery -hysterectomy other surgery that renders the uterus nonfunctional
Pregnancy loss due to abnormal uterus
Medical Condition that precludes pregnancy ( kidney disease, multiple sclerosis)
Gay male couples

To assist the public in learning about egg donation and gestational surrogacy for family building, New England Fertility ( will be hosting a free seminar on April 3rd starting at 5:30pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel 66 Hale Street , White Plains, N.Y.

Speaker Panel include:
Dr. Gad Lavy F.A.C.O.G., Medical Director of New England Fertility of Connecticut
Melissa Brisman - Reproductive attorney and owner of Reproductive Possibilities, a surrogacy matching and relationship agency
Parents through egg donation and gestational surrogacy an anonymous egg donor and gestational carrier will share their experiences .

To register for this informative seminar or for more information , contact Marion Welch , director of outreach at mwelch(at)nefertiilty(dot)com or call 203-325-3200. Space is limited so early registration is recommended. There will be a wine and cheese reception prior to the start of the program.


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