CRB Webinars Session 2: Thursday, June 10, 2021 • 5:00 P.M. EDT
Family Building Challenges for the LGBTQ+ Community
By Mark P. Leondires, M.D.
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 5:00 P.M. EDT • 1.0 Contact Hour PEER-approved
- Understand the hurdles in place for LGBTQ+ family building
- Understand the need for a multidisciplinary team
- Understand trans options & parenting pathways
- Understand the upcoming demand for services
About our speaker:
Mark P. Leondires, M.D.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut
Dr. Mark P. Leondires is the founder of Gay Parents To Be and the medical director of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut. He is board-certified in both obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and complete his residence at Maine Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Leondires is a dad to two children conceived through surrogacy and egg donation with his husband. He founded Gay Parents To Be after his own surrogacy journey, as a starting point and educational resource for other LGBTQ+ parents-to-be. He now speaks internationally to promote LGBTQ+ family building and equitable healthcare advocacy.
Impact of Culture and Ethnicity
By Morine Cebert Gaitors, Ph.D.
- Historical & Contemporary Roots of Unconscious Bias in Infertility
- Unique Challenges of Underserved Groups
- Practical Tips to Improve the Patient Experience for Diverse Groups in REI
About our speaker:
Morine Cebert Gaitors, Ph.D.
National Clinician Scholars Program Post-Doctoral Fellow
University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Morine Cebert Gaitors is currently post-doctoral fellow through the National Clinicians Scholars Program and Veterans Affairs Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gaitors received her BSN from Boston College in 2012 and a master’s in nursing (FNP) from Winston-Salem State University in 2017. In May 2020, she graduated from Duke University's School of Nursing with a PhD in Nursing Science as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar and a Pre-doctoral fellow funded by National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Nursing Research. Her work examines barriers and facilitators to Black women seeking, initiating, and completing treatment for infertility.
Wayne Caswell, M.Sc.
Senior Laboratory Technical Director
Donor Egg Bank USA