Washington, D.C. – In honor of Endometriosis Month and PCOS Advocacy Day in March, SGF physicians will offer support through two virtual webinars; information seekers can learn about the conditions and their respective impacts on fertility. SGF physicians will discuss when to seek help from a fertility specialist and will outline treatment options. Additional fertility topics offered through SGF’s March events include elective egg freezing, donor egg treatments, IVF, and “what to expect when you’re not expecting” (a guide to fertility testing and treatments).
Endometriosis is a common condition in which cells that ordinarily line the uterine cavity reside in the pelvis leading to cyclic pelvic pain, inflammation, and sometimes scarring in and around the Fallopian tubes. In support of those affected by endometriosis, and to honor Endometriosis Awareness Month, Sunita Kulshrestha, M.D., of SGF’s Waldorf, MD, office will host a virtual Endometriosis webinar on Thursday, March 26.
“While having endometriosis does not necessarily mean that one will experience infertility, those afflicted with the condition are at a higher risk of developing infertility,” says Dr. Kulshrestha. “Women with known or suspected endometriosis, especially those with what is called stage 3 or 4 endometriosis (meaning significant lesions or adhesions that can cause anatomic distortion), we recommend a fertility evaluation sooner rather than later.”
Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is the most common endocrine condition in women and is associated with irregular or absent menstrual cycles and sometimes with unwanted hair growth (on the face or chest) and acne. In honor of PCOS Advocacy Days (March 11-12 on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.), Caleb Kallen, M.D., Ph.D., of SGF’s Chesterbrook and Philadelphia, PA, offices will host a virtual PCOS webinar on Tuesday, March 24.
“PCOS is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women of childbearing age and is estimated to affect nearly 10% of reproductive age women,” says Kallen. “Naturally, absent or irregular menstrual cycles makes it difficult or impossible to get pregnant without treatment. Fortunately, there are several effective (and affordable) treatments for PCOS. Our PCOS webinar seeks to eliminate some of the mysteries surrounding PCOS and to educate patients on how we can approach PCOS to help women conceive.”
While all SGF events are complimentary (*unless otherwise noted), interested parties must register to attend by visiting the SGF calendar of events.
March Modern Family Seminar
March 5 | Philadelphia, PA | Featuring SGF’s Brianna Schumacher, M.D.
Hosted by Vaysman Legal, the Modern Family Seminar will feature expert panelists discussing topics including egg freezing, donor egg, donor embryo, IVF, family law, LGTBQ family building, and how to access benefits in the workplace.
*Admission is $20-25.
March Egg Freezing Seminar
March 26 | New York, NY | Tomer Singer, M.D.
March Donor Egg Seminar
March 19 | New York, NY | Anate Brauer, M.D.
March “What to Expect When You’re Not Expecting” Seminars
March 4 | Towson, MD | Ricardo Yazigi, M.D.
March 5 | New York, NY | Anate Brauer, M.D.
March 5 | Lancaster, PA – Eden Resort | Melanie Ochalski, M.D.
March 11 | Fair Oaks, VA | Paulette Browne, M.D.
March 11 | Atlanta, GA | Mark Perloe, M.D.
March 12 | Rockville, MD | Joseph Doyle, M.D.
March Fertility Breakfast (informational drop-in hosted in a casual, public venue)
March 21 | Warrington, PA | Ryan Martin, M.D.
March Fertility Webinars
March 5 | IVF | Ricardo Yazigi, M.D.
March 12 | Getting Started | Wende Allen, PA-C
March 24 | PCOS | Caleb Kallen, M.D., Ph.D.
March 26 | Endometriosis | Sunita Kulshrestha, M.D.
If you are struggling to conceive, it may be time to see a fertility specialist. Contact the SGF New Patient Center at 1-877-971-7755 or complete a brief online form and get started on your path to parenthood.
To view SGF’s growing library of 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, visit https://www.shadygrovefertility.com/resources/educational-resources.
About Shady Grove Fertility (SGF)
SGF is a leading fertility and IVF center of excellence with more than 85,000 babies born and counting. With 38 locations throughout FL, GA, MD, NY, PA, VA, D.C., and Santiago, Chile, we offer patients individualized care, accept most insurance plans, and make treatment affordable through innovative financial options, including treatment guarantees. More physicians refer their patients to SGF than any other center. Call 1-888-761-1967 or visit ShadyGroveFertility.com.