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Creating Modern Families

Overview & Introduction

Alka Prakash, Module Lead

More people than ever before are creating families using donor gametes. This is a very important part of fertility provision and often captures public imaginations due to limited availability and regulatory provision around the use of donor gametes. This study day aims to highlight the complexities of modern families including the regulatory changes that have led to the evolution of such treatments. It also highlights the clinical and legal aspects associated with creating such families, the importance of counselling and some commonly encountered issues. It would benefit any staff (doctors and fertility nurse specialists) involved in providing or planning to provide this service. This study day is available as a BFS Certificated Module.


Session Speaker
Welcome from the Chair Alka Prakash
The changing face of the modern family Vasanti Jadva
Regulation and legal aspects in the use of donor gametes James Lawford Davies
 Cross Border Fertility Care Rachel Cutting
 Eggs and Embryos: donation and sharing Jane Stewart
Surrogacy (reasons for and outcomes) Jan Grace
Patient Perspective Rhona Brown
 Treating single women and same sex female couples Alka Prakash
Adoption Anya Sizer
Legal aspects of surrogacy Louisa Ghevaert
The role of counselling in contemporary family creation Suzanne Dark
Fertility and gender reassignment James Barrett