SGF celebrates Black History Month with a free webinar highlighting infertility among Black patients and encouraging minority communities to seek fertility assistance early for best pregnancy outcomes. SGF also hosts a getting started with fertility webinar and an IVF webinar. 

Rockville, MD – Shady Grove Fertility (SGF) celebrates the 2022 Black History Month theme of Black Health and Wellness with a free webinar highlighting infertility among Black patients and encouraging minority communities to seek fertility assistance early for best pregnancy outcomes. Other free virtual fertility events this month highlight topics including how to get started with fertility treatment, in vitro fertilization (IVF), and surrogacy in Maryland and Washington, D.C. 

Join Desireé McCarthy-Keith, M.D., medical director for SGF Atlanta, for the Fertility and Black Patients webinar on February 8 at noon ET for an important discussion on topics including: 

  • the stigmas and stereotypes surrounding fertility in the Black community, 
  • testing and causes of infertility found more prevalent in Black women, and 
  • Fertility treatment success rates for Black patients. 

“Black women are more likely to have certain kinds of infertility than women of other ethnic groups,” says Dr. McCarthy-Keith. “Many of the issues facing Black women are medical, such as uterine fibroids, blocked Fallopian tubes, obesity, and advanced age, specifically for women over age 35.” 

One in eight couples will have trouble conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy. While many are surprised by this, they certainly are not alone. The good news is there are now treatments available to help almost everyone conceive. 

Join Robert Setton, M.D., who see patients at SGF New York’s Brooklyn office, for the Fertility Webinar + Q&A: Getting Started on February 17 at noon. During this informative presentation, Dr. Setton will review what patients can expect during their first appointment including the fertility evaluation, SGF’s stepped approach to treatment, and SGF’s unique financial programs. 

For information seekers looking to learn more about the IVF process, Melanie Ochalski, M.D., who sees patients at SGF’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania office, will host an IVF webinar on February 22 at noon. Dr. Ochalski will discuss:  

  • what to expect during the IVF process,  
  • IVF success rates,  
  • and exclusive SGF financial programs that help make treatment more affordable. 

Rounding out the month of events, Gilbert L. Mottla, M.D., has partnered with Circle Surrogacy to host a virtual information session to educate patients on growing their families through surrogacy, egg donation, and IVF in Maryland and Washington D.C. 

February 2022 virtual fertility events at-a-glance  

While SGF fertility webinars are complimentary, interested parties must register to attend by visiting the SGF calendar of events. For more information, visit SGF’s growing resource library for free, on-demand webinars, E-books, and other education resources on topics such as endometriosis, PCOS, low-tech treatment options, weight and infertility, and much more. Follow SGF on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and events. 

For people struggling to conceive, it may be time to consult a fertility specialist. Contact the SGF New Patient Center at 1-888-761-1967 or complete a brief online request form to schedule a virtual fertility consult with an SGF physician. A virtual physician consult is the first step toward pursuing a pregnancy with the help of SGF. 

About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 100,000 babies born from 30+ years of continuous innovation and patient-centered fertility care. With 46 locations, including new locations in Texas, as well as throughout CO, FL, GA, MD, NY, PA, TX, VA, D.C., and Santiago, Chile, SGF offers patients in-person and virtual physician consults, delivers individualized care, accepts most insurance plans, and makes treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including 100% refund guarantees. SGF is among the founding partner practices of US Fertility, the largest physician-led partnership of top-tier fertility practices in the U.S. Call 1-888-761-1967 to schedule a new patient appointment or visit for more information.