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LUNCH & LEARN: THE BUSINESS OF FERTILITY | MAY 11 12:00 PM EST
May 11, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT$35.00
Lunch & Learn: The Business of Fertility with Jessica Palmquist
Thursday, May 11, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm EST
In Canada and across the world fertility support has become a business. One that is lucrative for many fertility-focused organizations from Assisted Reproductive Technologies to fertility clinics, to surrogacy agencies, are unregulated and make money from individuals using their services.
There is currently, no overarching provincial or federal legislation specifically governing the practice of/or the quality and safety of the services provided by the fertility sector. Physicians and nurses and other regulated health professionals involved in the provision of fertility services are governed by their respective separate regulatory colleges and guided by National and International clinical practice guidelines. There is currently no regulatory college in place to govern the practice of laboratory fertility technologists/embryologists.
As a result, some fertility treatment recommendations that are offered to clients are not essential or necessary, yet are offered as an extension to fertility treatments as alternative and additional options for patients and added revenue for fertility companies.
Join DTC’s Fertility Coordinator and Program Instructor Jessica Palmquist as she discusses the reality that fertility support is ultimately a business and what doulas need to know about the necessary interventions and supports.