Counselling SIG Webinar: Surrogacy - Perspectives from Parents, Surrogates and the Resultant Child

December 8, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Mark your calendars for this Counselling Special Interest Group Webinar: Surrogacy - Perspectives from Parents, Surrogates and the Resultant Child, with speaker Dr. Vasanti Jadva.

This talk will cover research studies conducted into the psychological outcomes for families created through surrogacy, with a particular focus on the child's perspective. Studies of surrogates and their partners and children will also be summarized, as will research into more recent trends in surrogacy, specifically, people's motivations for going overseas for surrogacy and their experiences of doing so.

Dr. Vasanti Jadva is a Lecturer in Reproductive Science at the Institute for Women’s Health, UCL. Her research examines the psychological well-being of parents and children in families created by IVF, egg donation, sperm donation and surrogacy. She has also studied the experiences of surrogates and gamete donors. Dr Jadva is currently collaborating on a number of different studies which aim to increase understanding of new family arrangements involving non-cohabiting co-parents, transgender parents, elective single fathers and identifiable egg donors. Other current projects include a longitudinal study of families created using surrogacy, egg donation and sperm donation, a 20-year follow-up of surrogates and a project examining the outcomes for children born following pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).

Please note: the deadline to register for this event is Sunday, December 5th, 2021.