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View deep-dive presentations on the tough ethical dilemmas of reproductive medicine.

Ethics Webinar: How Old is Too Old for ART? What's an Ethical Clinician to Do?

This webinar will discuss the medical and ethical considerations of providing fertility care past 50 years of age. Discussions will include facilitating assisted reproductive care in women over 50 who desire to gestate a pregnancy, and for individuals or couples of advanced age who wish to build their family with the assistance of gestational surrogacy. The webinar will touch upon psychological data, medical considerations, ethical principles, and developing practice-specific policies.

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Ethics Webinar: Childrearing Ability and Fertility Services: Ethical Policy Considerations

Reproduction is a basic human right so careful consideration must be taken in making decisions about whether to provide care. Providers must try to treat all patients equally and be aware of potential bias. Providers cannot discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity. People with disabilities should not be denied access to fertility treatments.

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Ethics Webinar: Planned Oocyte Cryopreservation: Medical, Ethical and Social Considerations

Drs. Elizabeth Ginsburg, M.D.; Louise King, M.D., J.D.; and Julianne Zweifel, Ph.D. discuss planned oocyte cryopreservation for use in future fertility endeavors. Issues that will be touched on are the medical conditions under which patients are candidates for planned oocyte cryopreservation, legal and ethical aspects of egg freezing, as well as social and mental health considerations when patients are cryopreserving their oocytes for use in the future.

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Ethics Webinar: Transferring Abnormal Embryos After Preimplantation Genetic Testing

Today's topic, "Transferring Abnormal Embryos After Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT)" incorporates emerging scientific data with a world of unknowns and mysteries. Just an average day in the field of reproductive medicine. And as we learn more about the genetic makeup of embryos through PGT, we struggle to know how best to advise our patients about their choices when so many clinical uncertainties present.

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