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Time is of the essence: How family physicians can impact the hope of pregnancy

Type: Accredited Symposia
Friday May 11
12:40pm to 1:40pm
Location: Symposia B

  • Description

    In Canada and around the world, infertility rates are rising as more and more couples are delaying having children. This case-based presentation is designed to increase awareness of reproductive aging and its implications, along with improving family physicians' competencies around fertility management. This session will outline fertility counselling and family planning, optimizing and investigating infertility, and knowing when to refer patients to a fertility clinic or specialist. By incorporating these practical recommendations, physicians will be able to improve fertility outcomes in the primary care setting.

    Learning Objectives
    • Counsel patients on fertility potential and family planning, including the importance of aging on reproductive health.
    • Assess patients for infertility issues, including a directed history, physical examination, and initial investigations.
    • Refer appropriate patients early for further management to a specialized fertility clinic.
    • Discuss fertility treatment options available to a wide variety of patient populations.

    Accreditation Statement:
    This Group Learning program has been reviewed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is awaiting final certification by the College’s Ontario Chapter.

    Industry Support
    This program was supported in part by an educational grant from EMDSerono.
  • Speakers