With the over 500,000 frozen embryos estimated to be in storage in the U.S. alone, embryo donation still remains a comparatively new possibility that is just gaining ground in the infertility field,
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2010
The medical techniques used to achieve an embryo donation cycle are not new to reproductive medicine. But only in the last few years have both infertility professionals and patients started to pay more attention to this type of family building, which involves past fertility patients donating their frozen embryos to would-be parent recipients.
The Surrogacy Lawyer, author and radio host Theresa Erickson will be exploring the issues involving embryo donation during her interview with Dr. Craig Sweet on Thursday, September 16 at 11 AM PST/2 PM EST on The Surrogacy Lawyer: Your Guide to IVF and Third Party Family Building, her radio program on Voice America. Dr. Sweet is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and medical director of Specialists in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (SRMS) of Fort Myers, Florida, which he opened in 1991.
Dr. Sweet graduated with honors from medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (SIU). He went on to complete his internship and residency in obstetrics & gynecology at SIU. Dr. Sweet received his sub-specialty training in reproductive endocrinology, infertility and genetics at the Medical College of Georgia. He has established an innovative embryo donation program, Embryo Donation International, which has many unique features, including an embryo donor database.
Attorney Erickson and Dr. Sweet will discuss the differences between embryo donation and embryo adoption, the advantages and disadvantages of this treatment alternative and the medical, mental health and legal issues facing both potential recipients and donors.
“With the over 500,000 frozen embryos estimated to be in storage in the U.S. alone, embryo donation still remains a comparatively new possibility that is just gaining ground in the infertility field, “ says attorney Erickson. “We are excited to learn how Dr. Sweet has developed his successful program and what he foresees for the future of embryo donation.”
About Theresa Erickson, Esq.
Ms. Erickson is the managing partner of Erickson Law and the founder and chair of Conceptual Options, The Surrogacy and Egg Donation Center. In addition, Ms. Erickson is the author of the newly released Surrogacy and Embryo, Sperm, & Egg Donation: What Were You Thinking? Erickson was motivated to write her second book so she could educate potential intended parents, as well as the women who become surrogates and egg donors, about what all parties need to know if they are going to become involved in third party reproduction.
Attorney Erickson is a globally recognized expert in this specialized area of law and is a board member of the American Fertility Association and the legal director of Parents Via Egg Donation. For more information, please visit http://www.ericksonlaw.net and http://www.conceptualoptions.com.