Navigation Links
Gay Women’s Gathering ™ in Chicago: An Evening about Lesbian Pregnancy
Date:7/23/2014

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 23, 2014

As the push for marriage and family equality successfully spreads across the country, understanding the unique circumstances and special needs of LGBT family building has never been more important. To help lesbians pursue parenthood with knowledge and confidence, The American Fertility Association (The AFA) is hosting a free, educational event about pregnancy and family-building options for lesbians in Chicago.

For lesbian couples, not knowing legal and medical options can potentially result in unrealistic expectations, heart-wrenching legal battles, and excessive medical expenses. Maximizing the opportunity for a healthy, happy family requires a little bit of preparation.

Gay Women's Gathering will take place on Wednesday, August 6th, from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM at Women & Children First, located at 5233 N. Clark, Chicago, IL
60640. Faculty for the event include Dr. Laurence Jacobs of Fertility Centers of Illinois, Scott Brown of California Cryobank and Julie M. Tavoso of Law Offices of Julie M. Tavoso, LLC.

Critical information like deciding between a known or anonymous sperm donor, getting pregnant at home or in a doctor's office and understanding legal rights will be discussed by experts in a relaxed, conversational format.

"This is the seventh in our national series of informational gatherings specific to the needs of hopeful lesbian moms,” said Ken Mosesian, Executive Director of The AFA. “As the only inclusive, national fertility association committed to serving the LGBT community, we’ve worked hard to assemble a top-rate knowledgeable team of presenters to help this community."

"Making informed and educated decisions on having a child can protect the legal rights of lesbian families as well as conserve the financial and emotional resources necessary on this journey," says Dr. Laurence Jacobs with Fertility Centers of Illinois. "Our priority is to help build families safely and securely."

Dr. Jacobs has helped many lesbians have a family, including Dana and Kira Crosby. The couple shares their emotional journey to have son Maverick in a short video.

The evening is focused on the lesbian community, but all are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served and educational gift bags given to all participants.

Registration is preferred and seating is limited for this free educational evening. For more information and to reserve your seat please contact Corey Whelan at corey(at)theafa(dot)org or 718-853-1411.

# # #

Fertility Centers of Illinois is one of the leading fertility treatment practices in the United States, providing advanced reproductive endocrinology services in the Chicago area for more than 30 years. FCI physicians, embryologists and support staff are stringently chosen based on educational background, medical skills and their ability to collaborate. With a team of 11 nationally and internationally recognized reproductive physicians who treat thousands of patients each year, the practice has earned a reputation for overcoming hard-to-solve fertility issues. FCI is dedicated to medical and clinical excellence and continues to invest in the latest technologies and research. FCI offers a comprehensive range of fertility treatment options including intrauterine insemination, in vitro fertilization, donor egg, gestational carrier, and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, as well as extensive resources to address financial and emotional needs. Fostering a culture for continuous innovation has made FCI home to the annual Midwest Reproductive Symposium which attracts experts in the field of reproductive endocrinology from around the world. FCI has 10 offices conveniently located throughout the Chicagoland area (Buffalo Grove, Chicago/River North, Crystal Lake, Glenview, Highland Park, Hoffman Estates, Lindenhurst, Warrenville, Oakbrook Terrace, and Orland Park). FCI is a member of the Attain Fertility Network which provides discounted fertility treatment programs. For more information visit http://www.fcionline.com

The American Fertility Association (The AFA) is an inclusive organization committed to helping people create their families of choice by providing leading-edge outreach programs and timely educational information. The scope of our work encompasses reproductive and sexual health, infertility prevention and treatment, and family-building options including adoption and third party solutions. The AFA is a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization headquartered in New York City. For more information visit http://www.theafa.org/

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/gaywomensgatheringlesbian/familybuildingfertilityil/prweb12029533.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Insulite Labs announces the launch of the PCOS Inspiration Hour, a one hour virtual gathering place for women with PCOS and other women’s health issues to come together.
2. Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control Partners with University Compounding Pharmacy in Troy, MI to Help Women with Chronic Pelvic Pain Conditions
3. Women’s Health and Surgery Center OB/GYN Adopts Families in Need for Holiday Season
4. Everyday Vitamin Solidifies Position in Men’s and Women’s Everyday Health with Nature's Way Alive!® Whole Food Energizer Suite of Supplements
5. Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis Presents a New State-of-the-Art Center for Pelvic Pain, Painful Intercourse, and Painful Periods in Lake Orion, MI
6. Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis Near Rochester, MI is Now Offering Medical Management of Endometriosis with Zoladex; Significant Reduction in Pelvic Pain Reported
7. Women’s Choice Award: St. Mary’s Hospitals Tops for Patient Experience in Obstetrics
8. The Certified Nurse Midwives of Women’s Excellence in Midwifery, Chris Borowski and Tracie Achrem, end year 2012 with the first midwife birth at Crittenton Hospital located in Rochester, Michigan
9. Women’s Health and Surgery Center Doctors Named to Top Doctors List
10. Minimally Invasive and Robotic Treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) Now Available from the Specialists at Women’s Excellence in Bladder Control in Clarkston, MI
11. Dr. Jonathan Zaidan MD and Debbie Henry NP-C Collaborate to Provide Pelvic Pain Management at Women’s Excellence in Endometriosis near Rochester, MI
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Pixel Film Studios Released ProSlice Levels, a Media Slicing ... their videos a whole new perspective by using the title layers in ProSlice ... , ProSlice Levels contains over 30 Different presets to choose from. FCPX ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn ... to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization ... selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for ... is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 ... dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery ... are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® ... American Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to ... and other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... Ontario , June 27, 2016  VMS Rehab ... Company,s Board will take whatever measures required to build ... Company,s stock which is currently listed on the OTC ... Wexler, Company Chairman and CEO, "We are seeing an ... difficult to understand, not only by the Company, but ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , June 24, ... GBT ), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel ... with significant unmet needs, today announced the closing ... 6,400,000 shares of common stock, at the public ... the shares in the offering were offered by ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ALEXANDRIA, Va. , June 24, 2016 ... a set of recommendations that would allow ... information (HCEI) with entities that make formulary and coverage ... determine the "value" of new medicines. The ... that does not appear on the drug label, a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: