Leading Connecticut Fertility Center Hosts Seminar: “Preserving Your Fertility Through Egg Freezing”

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Spencer Richlin, MD and Lisa Schuman, LCSW of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) will explain egg freezing and lead a discussion about this reproductive option that gives women options for the future.

Lisa Schuman, LCSW, Chair of the Oocyte Cryopreservation Task Force for the Mental Health Professional Group of ASRM

Lisa Schuman, LCSW, is a renown fertility and egg freezing counselor

“Oocyte cryopreservation is as empowering for women today as the Pill was 50 years ago," says Lisa Schuman, LCSW.

Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), which has the most advanced embryology lab in Connecticut, is hosting an educational seminar about egg freezing on Monday, April 27, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Barcelona Wine Bar (222 Summer Street, Stamford, CT). Dr. Spencer Richlin, a fertility specialist, and Lisa Schuman, LCSW, a renown fertility and egg freezing counselor, each have more than 20 years in the fertility field. They will explain the process and medicine behind oocyte cryopreservation, commonly known as egg freezing, as well as discuss the questions that patients can ask themselves to determine if egg freezing is right for them. There will also be an open question and answer discussion.

“For many women, egg freezing is a viable opportunity for women who want a family – just not right now,” says Dr. Spencer Richlin. “I have had heart-breaking conversations with patients when I recommend using donor eggs. Egg freezing helps prevent these conversations and gives women more options for the future.”

Lisa Schuman, LCSW, Mental Health Director at RMACT and Chair of the Oocyte Cryopreservation Task Force for the Mental Health Professional Group of American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), explains: “Oocyte cryopreservation is as empowering for women today as the Pill was 50 years ago. Women delay childbearing for a variety of reasons, including pursuing career goals, finding the right partner or medical treatment such as chemotherapy, and they are embracing this option to take control of their family building options.”

Schuman is one of the country’s foremost experts on oocyte preservation and its impact on patients. She has won several awards for her research and academic papers on oocyte cryopreservation, including recognition of two of her most recent studies at the 2014 Annual ASRM Meeting.

“Preserving Your Fertility Through Egg Freezing” is a complimentary event, but registration is required. To register, please email eggfreezing(at)rmact(dot)com. Tapas and refreshments will be served.

About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)
RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (SelectCCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury, Stamford and Trumbull, and an affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, through RMACT’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center.

The RMACT team includes lead physicians Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin and Joshua M. Hurwitz, as well as fertility specialists Drs. Cynthia M. Murdock and Shaun C. Williams. All five physicians are Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists and are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. Each has received numerous awards, and all five are Castle Connolly "Top Doctors." RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.

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