SOAZ OCTOBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND LUNCHEON
THIRD PARTY REPRODUCTION AND THE CHALLENGES WHEN MEDICAL ADVANCES OUTPACE THE LAW
| Heather M. Strickland
||Dr. Scot Hutchison
YWCA, 525 N. BONITA AVE, TUCSON, AZ 85745
YWCA OF TUCSON
MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017, DOORS OPEN AT 11:45 AM, LUNCH IS AT NOON
Register by Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The CDC reported that between 2011-2015, 7.3 million women between the ages of 15-44 used infertility services. With the increased use of third parties to achieve a pregnancy and continued advances in reproductive endocrinology, our laws are failing to keep up with modern family formation. Dr. Scot Hutchison of Reproductive Health Center will provide an overview of the latest ways in which medicine can help individuals and couples achieve their dreams of parenthood. Heather M. Strickland of MyersStrickland, PLLC will discuss the current legal structure available to families with children born through third party reproduction and why it takes so many lawyers to make a baby.
Dr. Scot Hutchison, MD began his career upon graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in biology. He then attended medical school at the University of Kansas where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Hutchison’s expertise comes from a robust post-graduate education that includes completing his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Kansas with a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Additionally, he studied at the acclaimed Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and was also their co-Director of Assisted Reproductive Technologies.
A Fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, Heather M. Strickland is a native Tucsonan and has been practicing adoption, assisted reproductive technology and family law in Arizona since 2005. Ms. Strickland represents birth parents and adoptive parents through the adoption process with compassion and caring while adhering to the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. In the ART’s area Ms. Strickland helps couples and individuals build their families through egg, sperm and embryo donation agreements, the establishment of parentage, and handles gestational carrier issues. Ms. Strickland is the proud recipient of a 2017 Angel in Adoption award presented by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.
Attending the monthly luncheon at the YWCA this month? Please bring unopened packages of pads or tampons to donate to the YWCA’s Project Period. There is a collection box in the lobby of the YWCA. You may be thinking, “Hey AWLA – why is the YWCA collecting pads and tampons?” Well, they’re expensive. They’re not covered by food stamps. They’re taxed. Please help out people with periods who cannot afford to purchase them. For more information, click here.
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