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LGBTQ+ Family Building Through ART: Optimal Medical, Legal, and Psychological Support
Are you an ART professional? This webinar is designed for you! Experts will present on how to provide care to LGBTQIA+ prospective parents. Join us to hear from medical, psychological, and legal experts about the unique needs of these patients and how to provide optimal care to support their family-building efforts.

Oct 27, 2021 03:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Julia Woodward, PhD - Moderator
Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Obstetrics & Gynecology @Duke University Health System
I have published several papers/book chapters outlining optimal psychosocial and educational support for LGBTQ+ persons pursuing fertility treatment. I direct the Patient Support Program at the Duke Fertility Center and provide direct clinical care for LGBTQ+ patients (psychoeducational consultation for LBGTQ+ recipients of donor sperm/eggs/embryos; psychological counseling for LGBTQ+ patients experiencing infertility or pregnancy loss; psychological evaluations of gamete donors).
Robert Terenzio, JD
Assisted Reproductive Law Attorney @Law Offices of Robert T Terenzio
I have practiced in the ART legal space for 25 years with the past 21 years being ART Law exclusively. Our Client demographic is 72% LGBTQ+ of which 4 % are single or coupled women and the balance being single or coupled men. The various questions we are providing answers to address; single or coupled gestational surrogacy, single or coupled genetic surrogacy, Ova and/or Sperm donation, second parent adoptions, step-parent adoptions, cross-parentage petitions and secondary donations.
Kim Bergman, PhD
Licensed psychologist @Growing Generations
Paula Amato, MD
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine @Oregon Health & Science University