The upcoming webinar, Discussing Infertility, presented by NYU School of Medicine’s Dr. Gwendolyn Quinn, will help you learn how to approach conversations about infertility with others.
Why is Discussing Infertility Important?
Infertility is a wide-reaching issue that affects many.
- 10% of women have infertility.
- This can be caused by a variety of health conditions, including Turner Syndrome.
- In those with TS, Turner Syndrome, it is difficult for women who have TS to naturally have children, with a 1-3% success rate.
- Men also can have infertility. According to NIH’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, men are part of or the cause of 40% of infertile couple cases.
Infertility, and trying to treat it, can greatly affect the mental health of those who have it.
- Couples who are infertile often have depression and anxiety.
- Additionally, people who are infertile are also often very stressed, especially during the process to try and treat their infertility.
- If a person or couple loses an incoming child due to infertility, they may go into an intense state of grief. Thus, this can damage their mental health.
There is a stigma against people who have infertility, especially those who suffer miscarriages because of it.
- This comes from the way that many people talk about infertility, which often ignores the mental toll this has on people who have infertility.
- Instead, conversations about infertility often focus on the so-called “fun” side of trying for a baby or blaming people with infertility for causing their own problems.
- The latter especially goes for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People Of Color) women.
About the Webinar
Want to learn:
- How to talk about the important topic of infertility with any of your loved ones;
- When to have the infertility talk; and
- How to explain to your loved ones the various options to have a family?
The upcoming free webinar Discussing Infertility, which is on January 13th, 2021 at 8:00 PM EST, is for you.
This webinar will discuss:
- How and when to discuss infertility with any age group- from young children to adults
- How to explain the many ways one can still have a family, despite having infertility
The webinar’s host will be Liz Carmines, a member of the TSF’s Program Development team. Its presenter will be Gwendolyn Quinn, PHD. She is a member of New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine, a Vice Chair of Research, a Livia Wan Endowed Chair, and a professor that teaches Population Health and Medical Ethics.
Signing up for the Webinar
To sign up for the webinar, all you need to do is:
- Make sure that you have an internet-connected device, like a tablet, laptop, or computer. If you don’t have one, check that you have a phone to hear the webinar with.
- Click here to reach the webinar registration page. It has info about the webinar on it.
- Then, click on “REGISTER”.
- Afterwards, choose how many people you are registering for. Registering for yourself? Choose one ticket. Want your loved ones to join the webinar? Add more tickets at no additional cost!
- Once you chose the number of people registered, click on “Start Checkout”.
- Decide if you want to donate towards TSF while registering for the free webinar. Learn about our mission, how women and girls are affected by it, and how TSF helps the TS community before you make an informed decision.
- If you want to donate, enter the requested info. If not, uncheck “I would make a donation to this organization”.
- Enter your registration information for who you are registering. This information will be confidential and will only be shared between you and TSF. If you don’t want to receive TSF’s updates, uncheck “ I’d like to receive updates from this organization”.
- Press “Submit”. Instructions on how to attend the webinar will be sent to you once you’re registered.
- If for some reason, you or a loved one are/is unable to attend the webinar, TSF will send a webinar recording with English captions and the presentation slides to you/them via email.
About the Presenter- Gwendolyn Quinn, PHD
Dr. Gwendolyn Quinn is the Livia Wan Endowed Chair and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of OB-GYN. Additionally, she is also a Population Health and Medical Ethics professor at NYU’s Grossman School of Medicine.
Her research focuses on patient-provider communication across many topics, but mainly in:
- Reproductive health in adolescent and young adults
- Clinical trials
- Access to care for minority and underserved populations
- LGBTQ health issues
- Uptake of genetic counseling
She is the author of over 300 peer reviewed papers and book chapters and has received over 5 million dollars in federal and foundation grant funding.
Overall, if you want to better understand the incredibly relevant topic of infertility and how to talk about it with your loved ones, the upcoming TSF webinar, Discussing Infertility, is a good place to start learning.
Interested? Sign up here before January 13th, 2021 at 8:00 PM EST!
Written by Elizabeth Rivera, a TSF Communication Staff member and TSF blog writer.