Hope & Healing: Conversations About Infertility
November 19, 2020, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
The use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) to build a family has increased significantly within the last decade. Advancement in technology, cultural changes in the construction of a family, and a conscious delay to start the family building process have contributed to the expanded use of ART. In fact, between 1987 and 2015, approximately 1 million babies were born in the United States through the use of in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other assisted reproductive technologies. Considering 1 in 8 couples experience infertility, the use of ART is becoming more common as a first line of therapy for all causes of infertility.
In part two of this free, virtual webinar series, join a panel of experts to learn more about ART. Dr. Lucky Sekhon, reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist, will give an overview of ART procedures, reasons to use ART, and things to consider when trying to conceive. Ariel Schnur, RN will describe her role as a nurse in reproductive health and her emphasis on patients’ mental health during their fertility journey. Finally, Rachel will share her personal story as a fertility patient at RMA of New York. Moderated by Rena Gower, RMA of New York’s Licensed Clinical Social Worker, this event will be a valuable resource for anyone who is trying to conceive or perhaps going through the process and looking for reliable and factual information.