Maybe Baby! Baby Making Options for Trans*Prospective Parents

This program will be an interdisciplinary presentation on baby making options and assisted reproductive technology options for trans*, gender variant and non-binary parents and prospective parents. This panel will address the three critical components involved in family formation. These include the medical and scientific processes available for conceiving children, including fertility preservation, psychological considerations involved in treatment options, and the relevant implications relating to legal parenthood. The format encourages interactive discussion, Q&A.

Intended audience(s)

Anyone who is interested in exploring their family planning options.

About the presenters

Jackie Gutmann, M.D.

Dr. Gutmann completed her medical education, residency and fellowship at Yale University. She practices at RMA of Philadelphia and is on the faculty of Jefferson University. Dr. Gutmann has published numerous articles and has lectured extensively on LGBT family building. She has held leadership positions in many professional organizations and is on the advisory board of several patient advocacy groups. Path2Parenthood, an inclusive organization committed to helping people create their families of choice, recognized Dr. Gutmann for her contributions to reproductive health and family building.

Tiffany Palmer, Esq.

Tiffany Palmer, Esq., a founder of Jerner & Palmer, PC, with offices in PA and NJ, focuses her practice on LGBTQ family law, adoption and assisted reproductive technology law. Tiffany received the Justice in Action Award from the Mazzoni Center for her legal work on behalf of LGBT rights, the Rutgers University School of Law Public Interest Award for her pro bono work advancing LGBT family rights and was named one of the nation’s “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40” by the National LGBT Bar Association. She is a fellow to the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys.

Andrea Braverman, PhD

Dr. Braverman is a Clinical Professor with appointments in OB/Gyn and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Jefferson University and the Associate Director for the OB/Gyn Educational Core. She is a health psychologist with a specialty in medical health management, infertility counseling, and third party reproduction issues. She received her MA, MS and PhD in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Braverman lectures internationally on reproductive medicine. She was recognized for her outstanding contributions as a health psychologist from the American Psychological Association.