Presentation: LGBTQ+ Inclusivity

Jennifer M. Wood, RN, AAS, BSN
Clin Educator & Integration Specialist
Shady Grove Fertility
Rockville, MD

Learning Objectives

After viewing this presentation, the participant should be able to:
  • Discuss history of access to medical care of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Evaluate the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the REI setting
  • Recognize areas of clinic improvement for care of LGBTQ+ patients and couples
  • Discuss strategies to enhance the LGBTQ+ patient experience in the REI clinic setting


Target Audience

This activity is intended to educate nurses and nurse practitioners specializing in reproductive medicine and assisted reproductive technologies.


Requirements for Successful Completion

To successfully complete this activity for CE credit, the participant will:
1. Take the pretest
2. Review the content in the presentation
3. Complete the posttest with a score of at least 3 correct answers
4. Fill out a brief evaluation

Upon completion of the requirements 1 – 4, a CE certificate will be available for download.

Release & Expiration Dates
June 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023.


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Off-label: The audience is advised that one or more sections in this continuing education activity may contain references to devices and/or protocols or clinical strategies that are unlabeled, investigational, or unapproved by the FDA. Healthcare professionals should note that the use of information presented that is outside of current approved labeling is considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information. The faculty is required to disclose on-site any unlabeled, investigational, and/or unapproved uses or therapies that are to be discussed.

Carrie E. Bedient, MD, FACOG
  • Owns stock in Ovation Fertility
  • Will not be discussing or referring to unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs, devices, products, protocols, or therapeutic strategies

William H. Kutteh, MD, PhD, HCLD
  • Has received research grant support from Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Natera
  • Has served as a speaker for AbbVie
  • Will not be discussing or referring to unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs, devices, products, protocols, or therapeutic strategies

Craig S. Niederberger, MD, FACS
  • Has served as an advisor for Core Outcomes Measures for Infertility Trials, Posterity Health, ReproNovo
  • Has received grant/research support from Ferring
  • Owns stock in NexHand, Posterity Health
  • Is Chief Technology Officer of NexHand
  • Will be discussing or referring to unlabeled/unapproved uses: anastrozole, clomiphene citrate, FSH, hCG, hMG, tamoxifen, testolactone

Daniel B. Shapiro, MD
  • Is a consultant to Organon
  • Owner/Founder of MyEggbank-NA
  • Holds stock in Prelude Fertility
  • Will not be discussing or referring to unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs, devices, products, protocols, or therapeutic strategies

Jennifer M. Wood, RN, AAS, BSN
  • Has no relationships to disclose
  • Will not be discussing or referring to unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs, devices, products, protocols, or therapeutic strategies

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External Review
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Shannon L. DeVita, MSN, RN, CNL, DNP
Nurse Practionier
San Diego, California

Michele Nichols, PharmD
Pharmacy Consultant
Private Practice
Raritan, New Jersey

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Commercial Support

This program is supported by educational grants from
EMD Serono, Inc., an affiliate of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



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