Fertility Specialist Dr. Spencer Richlin Speaks at Advocacy Day in DC
Fertility Specialist Dr. Richlin Speaks at Advocacy Day
RMACT is adding their voice this year, through Dr. Spencer Richlin, at Infertility Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Below is the official press release for details on what the topics are that are of concern this year. We are very pleased to have taken this step forward in supporting men's and women's reproductive health rights. On yesterday's PathToFertility blog there was an infertility advocacy letter which you can print and send to your legislators. Please take the time to take this step to support those struggling to create their families. If you are not one of the eight couples in this country having trouble conceiving, then please send this letter to support those that are. Send the letter in honor of your children or the children that you are hoping for.
Dr. Richlin and RMACT, thank you for taking this bold step and speaking directly with the legislators responsible for making decisions that affect our reproductive health rights.
RMACT Joins RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association® for Advocacy Day in Washington, DC
Dr. Spencer Richlin Will Meet with CT Representatives to Discuss Infertility Treatment and The Family Act
TRUMBULL, CT (May 7, 2014) – Dr. Spencer Richlin of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) will meet with Connecticut representatives Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Jim Himes to discuss infertility and The Family Act (H.R. 3522). Dr. Richlin is taking part of Advocacy Day with hundreds of Americans and RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association on Capitol Hill to voice their struggles with infertility, including its emotional, physical and financial impact on patients’ lives.
During his meetings with Senator Richard Blumenthal, Senator Chris Murphy and Congressman Jim Himes, Dr. Richlin will discuss The Family Act, a proposed legislation that would allow more people to afford in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments, legislation that will allow wounded vets to seek IVF treatment to build their family, and advocating for the Adoption Tax Credit to remain permanent.
“My patients are courageous and resilient in the face of infertility, but they need support,” says Dr. Richlin, a Board Certified reproductive endocrinologist. “Everyday my team and I help our patients by providing them with the medical and emotional tools that will help them successfully build their families. And now we are asking Congress to support them through The Family Act.”
In addition to its presence in Washington D.C., RMACT has been encouraging patients to take part in a letter writing campaign. According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 7.3 million Americans, or 1 in 8 couples of childbearing age are infertile. Advocacy Day is an opportunity for patients around the country to unite by telling their stories and making an appeal for support through this important legislation.
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About Lisa Rosenthal
Lisa has over thirty years of experience in the fertility field. After her personal infertility journey, she felt dissatisfied with the lack of comprehensive services available to support her. She was determined to help others undergoing fertility treatment. Lisa has been with RMACT for eleven years and serves as Patient Advocate and the Strategic Content Lead.
Lisa is the teacher and founder of Fertile Yoga, a program designed to support men and women on their quest for their families through gentle movement and meditation.
Lisa’s true passion is supporting patients getting into treatment, being able to stay in treatment and staying whole and complete throughout the process. Lisa is also a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, which is helpful in her work with fertility patients.
Her experience also includes working with RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association and The American Fertility Association (now Path2Parenthood), where she was Educational Coordinator, Conference Director and Assistant Executive Director.