LGBTQ+ family building journey

Explained by: Gad Lavy, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, Melissa Brisman, JD, New England Fertility Institute
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LGBTQ journey
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From this video you will find out:
  • What is third party reproduction?
  • What are the reproductive possibilities for same-sex couples and what are the laws around them?
  • What treatments are available and legal in the USA?
  • What is the process of reciprocal IVF?
  • How to start the surrogacy process in the USA?
  • Is mental health help available along the process?
 

What are family building options for LGBTQ+ community?

In this webinar, Gad Lavy, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Medical Director and Founder of New England Fertility and Melissa Brisman, JD, are explaining family building options for LGBTQ+ patients.

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Gad Lavy, M.D., F.A.C.O.G

Gad Lavy, M.D., F.A.C.O.G

Gad Lavy, M.D., F.A.C.O.G, is the medical director and founder of New England Fertility (NEF), the first non-hospital-based outpatient IVF center in the state of Connecticut, USA. Dr. Lavy received his training at Hadassah Medical School at Hebrew University in Israel and completed his residency at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, where he served on the medical faculty of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Prior to founding New England Fertility in 1991, Dr. Lavy was an assistant professor in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology at Yale University School of Medicine for 4years and served as the director of the Yale program for assisted reproduction. Dr. Lavy is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology. In addition to being medical director of New England Fertility, he is a medical staff member in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stamford Hospital in Stamford, Connecticut, and a consulting physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut. A member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, Dr. Lavy is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of infertility, assisted reproductive technology (ART), and gestational surrogacy and egg donation.
Melissa Brisman, JD

Melissa Brisman, JD

Melissa B. Brisman, JD, studied at Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated in law at Harvard Law School (Juris Doctor) in 1996. She was the first attorney to obtain court orders directing genetic parents be placed on original birth certificates of children born to gestational carriers in the State of Maine and New Jersey and also the first attorney to obtain a court order placing two women, and then two men, on the birth certificate of their child, without an adoption, in the State of New Jersey and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, respectively. She opened her own reproductive law firm in 2000 in Montvale, New Jersey. She also works with New England Fertility Institute. Throughout her career, she has been granted multiple awards for her work with infertility clients. Melissa B. Brisman is a member of many associations connected to law and reproductive medicine.
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