LGBTI parents-to-be have been invited to attend a free information night in Spring Hill in Brisbane next week.
Two experts on same-sex parenting will address the forum at the Watkins Medical Centre in Spring Hill to give prospective parents insight into their journey ahead to parenthood and give them valuable advice on some of the pitfalls same-sex couples can face.
Rainbow Fertility’s information sessions offer prospective parents the chance to talk with leading specialists, scientists and nurses in a free and relaxed environment to gain an idea of what options might be available when you’re considering starting a family.
Attendees at the July 19 session will hear from Rainbow Fertility’s specialists Dr Andy Stamatiou and Dr Simone Campbell. They’ll talk about family-building options for lesbians, gay, transgender and intersex people; what is involved with treatment and what to expect; and factors affecting fertility.
Other topics that will be covered include egg and sperm donation and surrogacy, including screening regimes; the use of egg banks; and the differences between known donors and clinic-recruited donors.
Rainbow Fertility is an Australian fertility service provider that was set up specifically to cater for the LGBTI community, the first in the country to do so.
“We recognised that families come in many forms and that there was a lack of information regarding fertility services for LGBTI people,” Rainbow Fertility says.
“We offer a wealth of knowledge, support and options to help you make the right choices about starting a family.
“We hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to tap into valuable tips from our knowledgeable specialists and feel more confident before deciding your next step.”
The information session on steps to becoming a parent will be held on Wednesday July 19 from 6:30pm at the Watkins Medical Centre at Level 2, 225 Wickham Terrace in Spring Hill. Light refreshments will be provided. Click here to reserve your free ticket.