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Patient Session – ESHRE CONGRESS Munich 2014

Tuesday, 1st July 2014


TOPIC: Social infertility (e.g. gamete freezing for social reasons; delayed pregnancy; age factor)


Organised by Fertility Europe



Alina Beatris David (Romania) and Denisa Priadková (Slovakia)


SESSION DESCRIPTION: It is our aim to present evidence of what is and is not happening across Europe in terms of social infertility, i.e. egg, sperm and embryo freezing for social purposes, delayed pregnancy and the age factorThe topic will be covered from a medical professional’s, psychologist’s and patient’s perspective, emphasizing on the motivation and consequences for social freezing, the trend to socializing the infertility and the expectations.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Clinicians, psychologists, biologists, embryologists, counselors, midwives, nurses and other paramedicals working in the field of reproductive medicine, any person involved in health education, patient representatives.


1. Dr. Rita Vassena DVM, PhD Scientific Director Clinic EUGIN, Spain

Title of presentation: “Social egg freezing- the clinician point of view: information, indications and expectations

2. Dr. Vanya SavovaClinical Psychologist in “Nadezhda” Reproductive Clinic, Bulgaria

Title of presentation: “The Conflict between Psychology and Medicine – Social Freezing Motivation and Consequences”

3. Mrs. Hana Konecna – Founder of ADAM Association for male infertility, Psychologist and patient, Czech Republic

Title of presentation: “Social freezing, unlimited access and open identity – a Rainmaker?”

4. Mr. Fernando Oliveira – Founder of APFertilidade Association, University Professor and patient, Portugal

Title of presentation:Medicalizing and socializing infertility in the 21st century”




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