Norwalk, CT, May 08, 2014

On May 10, 2014 in New York City, Dr. Mark Leondires, Medical Director for Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and, will lead a workshop called “IVF Basics for All” from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. at The Center’s second annual Family Building Expo., which is primarily an informational resource for the LGBTQ community, is sponsoring the Expo.


During “IVF Basics for All,” Dr. Leondires will explain how gay, lesbian and transgender individuals can plan for a family through the following topics: assisted reproductive technologies such as artificial insemination and in vitro fertilization (IVF), gestational carriers (also known as a surrogates), donor egg and donor sperm and fertility preservation. He will also explain now individuals with Hepatitis and HIV can have a genetically related child.


“I want attendees to leave the workshop knowing they can be parents, no matter what obstacles they think stand in the way,” says Dr. Mark Leondires, a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist. “I’m proud to share my personal experience as a gay dad who worked with gestational carriers, as well as my medical knowledge about assisted reproductive technologies.”


In addition to the workshop, will have a booth at the Expo where attendees can get written materials about family building options for LGBTQ community. Dr. Leondires will also be on hand to answer questions.


The Center presents its second annual LGBTQ Family Building Expo on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 208 W 13th St, New York, NY. Admission, which includes a welcome lunch and workshops throughout the day, is free. For a complete schedule and other details, please go to:



About is an informational resource and link to gay parenting services for the LGBTQ community. Through its partnership with Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT), provides full service care by working with an established professional network, including gestational carrier (surrogate), egg donor and sperm donor agencies to help LGBTQ persons build families. The Team is led by Medical Director Dr. Mark P. Leondires, a gay father who married his partner in 2011. patients benefit from the experience and services of RMACT, which specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Danbury, Norwalk, Stamford and Trumbull, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. 

Topics: Family Building, Fertility Treatment

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