“Speaking up for the rights of LGBTQ people who want to be parents and have equal access to family-building benefits, will hopefully and eventually lead to a world with family-building coverage for everyone," says Dr. Mark Leondires
NORWALK, Conn. (PRWEB) June 15, 2020
RMA of Connecticut, a leading fertility practice whose exceptional quality and care helps couples and individuals grow their family, has announced its founder and medical director, Dr. Mark Leondires, a leader and advocate for LGBTQ+ family-building equality and the founder of Gay Parents To Be, an international program serving the LGBTQ+ community offered through RMA of Connecticut, will participate in the NASDAQ/Progyny sponsored webinar, Understanding LGBTQ+ Family Building + Benefit Trends.
The webinar, Understanding LGBTQ+ Family Building + Benefit Trends, is a featured Pride Month event, and will be held on Wednesday, June 17th from 1:00pm - 2:00pmEST. The panel will be moderated by NASDAQ’s Head of Client Engagement, Josh Machiz and will feature two other distinguished panelists including Bonnie Sechrist, Director of Health Management Consulting at Willis Tower Watson and Lisa Greenbaum, Chief Client Officer at Progyny. The webinar will be open to the public in addition to NASDAQ’s client network and can be accessed through Zoom. Topics for discussion will include LGBTQ family-building options (including surrogacy, adoption, and reciprocal IVF), equitable fertility and family-building benefits trends, and what it means for employers that are behind the curve in offering inclusive benefits.
“It’s an honor to speak at the NASDAQ/Progyny-sponsored webinar, Understanding LGBTQ+ Family Building + Benefit Trends,” said Dr. Mark Leondires, founder of RMA of Connecticut, Gay Parents To Be, and Gays with Kids. “While many companies are making major strides in offering inclusive fertility benefit coverage for all people, there is still work to be done. Speaking up for the rights of LGBTQ people who want to be parents and have equal access to family-building benefits, will hopefully and eventually lead to a world with family-building coverage for everyone.”
“Now more than ever, family comes first,” said Lisa Greenbaum, Chief Client Officer at Progyny, a leading fertility benefits management company in the US. “It is imperative that employers and physicians, like Dr. Leondires, work together to advocate for the LGBTQ+ community and ensure that all employees have equitable family building benefits.”
In the race to attract and retain top talent, companies have begun offering inclusive benefits, a step in the right direction when it comes to equal benefits and fertility coverage for LGBTQ persons. Dr. Mark Leondires will speak about LGBTQ pathways to parenthood and the importance for more companies to offer equitable family-building benefits to all employees.
Gay Parents To Be was created and conceived by Dr. Mark Leondires. He has very personal knowledge of the LGBTQ family-building experience and is uniquely qualified as a gay father of two and a top reproductive endocrinologist to help couples through the process. Dr. Leondires spends his spare time advocating for large corporations to provide equitable family-building benefits for all employees.
For additional information and to sign up for the webinar, please visit, https://nasdaq.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Xr8jXS8ORaek5nSKZaXB_A
About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMA of Connecticut)
RMA of Connecticut is a leader in fertility care, specializing in a range of infertility treatments. Our assisted reproductive technologies (ART) include intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT). RMA of Connecticut is Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center. Through RMA of Connecticut’s Integrated Fertility and Wellness Center, we offer nutrition counseling, individual and couples psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga, as well as financing and support services for our patients going through infertility treatment.
Our internationally recognized Gay Parents To Be® program at RMA of Connecticut specializes in LGBTQ family building. For the last three years, RMA of Connecticut has been recognized as a Leader in Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign.