May 14, 2021 - West Coast Advocacy & Research Forum - Surrogates: Stigma and Stereotypes
The MHB Advocacy and Research Forums (ARFs) are an opportunity to look at the social, ethical, legal, and empirical aspects of surrogacy and LGBT parenting. The May 14th program, on the eve of our 2021 MHB West conference, will address the proposition that gestational carriers in the USA and Canada are often misrepresented by the media, pop culture, and political discourse. It can be argued that they are affected by myths and misconceptions even more than the prospective parents or the children they help bring to this world. The Forum will facilitate a discussion about what we know from experience and research on the actual motivations and life circumstances of surrogates, and how they feel about the way they are portrayed. The virtual forum and the welcome reception hosted in cooperation with EMD Serono.
May 14, 2021 4:00-5:30pm PDT / 7:00-8:30pm EDT
More details and speakers list coming soon. The Forum will be held virtually using the Remo platform. Registration is free and required in order to receive the event links.
The program will be followed by a Networking Reception where attendees will be able to meet the Forum's presenters, dozens of surrogacy professionals, community activists, and prospective parents.
The Advocacy and Research Forum kicks off MHB's 8th annual West Coast conference. For more information &/or to register for the conference click here.
For a limited time, you may watch the event recording below