Transgenderism and reproduction: State of the art in fertility options for transgender and people with sex reassignment

Precongress Course 9

Safety and quality in ART Psychology and Counselling Ethics and Law  

Special Interest Groups Safety and Quality in ART, Psychology and Counselling, Ethics and Law and Global and socio-cultural aspects in ART

Course type

Course Co-ordinators

Guido Pennings (Belgium), Sofia Gameiro (Portugal), Arianna D’Angelo (United Kingdom), Françoise Shenfield (United Kingdom)

Course description 
Transgender people who want to transition to their desired gender have to undergo hormonal and surgical treatments, which leads to irreversible loss of their reproductive potential. It is thus important to discuss fertility preservation option with these patients and to present and counsel the patients concerning the possibilities enabling them to fulfil a future child wish. This course will provide insight on what these possibilities and option for fertility preservation are. It will also provide input on counselling of this specific patient cohort and discuss the ethics concerning certain controversial topics.
The aim of this course is to create awareness around transgenderism and fertility, provide knowledge on treatments and counselling from experiences in centres of excellence on transgender care, present a transgenders’ perspective on fertility and deliver guidance for qualitative and safe treatment options in ART centres.

Target audience 
Embryologists, Andrologists, Clinicians, Specialty Trainees, Psychologists, Nurses, Midwifes, Quality Managers 


Educational needs and expected outcomes
At the end of this course the audience should have a better understanding of the above outcomes.

  • To review different approaches in clinical treatments and options and their results.
  • To investigate the level of evidence related by exploring guidelines available in current practice.
  • To promote training and education.
  • To assess how doctors/ nurses apply and manage the treatment options.
  • To learn about different perspectives.
  • To assess quality and safety of ART treatments


Sunday 02 July 2017

Arianna D'Angelo, United Kingdom
Zdravka Veleva, Finland
09:00 - 09:30
Gender dysphoria and fertility
Katarina Link, Sweden
09:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:15
Endocrinological burden on fertility during cross hormonal therapy
Petra De Sutter, Belgium
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Guido Pennings, Belgium
Françoise Shenfield, United Kingdom
11:00 - 11:30
To keep or not to keep: gonads and gametes
Kenny Rodriguez-Wallberg, Sweden
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:15
Helping transgender adolescents consider their reproductive health and future
Gary Butler, United Kingdom
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
Kelly Tilleman, Belgium
Lucy Frith, United Kingdom
13:30 - 14:00
Transgender and a parent: legal aspects
Françoise Shenfield, United Kingdom
14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 14:45
Ethical issues with transgender parents
Guido Pennings, Belgium
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Petra De Sutter, Belgium
Daniela Nogueira, France
15:30 - 16:00
Transgender's Medically Assisted Procreation
Pierre Jouannet, France
16:00 - 16:10
16:10 - 16:30
A transgender’ s perspective on fertility
Gabriela Armuand, Sweden
16:30 - 16:40
16:40 - 17:00
Availability of treatment for transgenders over Europe
Ioana Adina Rugescu, Romania
17:00 - 17:10
Closing remarks