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This workshop is intended to provide an opportunity for service providers to develop and deepen their knowledge of the legal, social, and practical aspects of LGBTQ family planning, and become......
This workshop is intended to provide an opportunity for service providers to develop and deepen their knowledge of the legal, social, and practical aspects of LGBTQ family planning, and become aware of information and resources available to prospective parents. Multiple pathways to parenthood for LGBTQ prospective parents including adoption, sperm, egg, and embryo donation, co-parenting, and surrogacy will be examined. The goal of the workshop is to help service providers gain knowledge to use to assist LGBTQ clients in visioning, accessing information and resources in anticipation that our clients are now considering parenthood or may consider parenthood in the future.
Originally presented: Guelph Sexuality Conference, June 19, 2014 Guelph, ON, Canada
Andy Inkster, MA is the Health Promoter for the LGBTQ Parenting Network, Sherbourne Health Centre. In his work, Andy creates resources and develops educational and community-building opportunities for LGBTQ parents and prospective parents. He is one of the co-facilitators of Queer & Trans Family Planning(s), a family planning course developed in partnership between The 519 Church Street Community Centre and the LGBTQ Parenting Network. A queer and trans parent himself, Andy has been involved in queer and trans family planning work since 2005 as a member of the Trans Fathers 2B working group.