News Release

November 16, 2006

Contact: Maureen McGuire, 860-679-4523

Free Programs About In Vitro Fertilization: November and December at UConn Health Center

Farmington, Conn. – Specialists with the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services at the University of Connecticut Health Center will lead informational sessions about current treatments for infertility, specifically in vitro fertilization (IVF), on Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and Dec. 21 at the Health Center. Each session will run from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The free programs are part of a continuing series led by reproductive endocrinology experts Claudio Benadiva, M.D., John Nulsen, M.D., Donald Maier, M.D., or David Schmidt, M.D. The physicians present an informational session, typically once or twice each month, for couples who are interested in learning more about IVF. For each program, the physician includes an in-depth explanation of the IVF process and discusses some of the emotional issues surrounding IVF. Options for financial planning are also discussed.

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services offers many advanced techniques to help patients achieve successful pregnancies. UConn was one of the first IVF centers in Connecticut and is currently the largest such center in the state. The Center now has satellite offices in Hamden and Hartford.

For all sessions, registration is required. For more information, directions and registration, please call 860-679-4580 or visit

Compassionate support and information for individuals who are experiencing infertility is also available through RESOLVE of Greater Hartford, a volunteer, non-profit organization. Peer-led support groups are held on the third Thursday of every month (Nov. 16, Dec. 21) at the UConn Health Center in Farmington and the second Tuesday of every month (Dec. 12) at the Hamden Surgical Center. For more information, call the RESOLVE chapter hotline at 860-523-8337 or visit

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