Precongress Course 9
Special Interest Groups Safety and Quality in ART, Psychology and Counselling, Ethics and Law and Global and socio-cultural aspects in ART
Guido Pennings (Belgium), Sofia Gameiro (Portugal), Arianna D’Angelo (United Kingdom), Françoise Shenfield (United Kingdom)
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.
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.