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CCRM Announces Partnership with Family Equality Council to Offer Industry-Leading Fertility Outcomes to the LGBTQ Community
Global pioneer in fertility science, research and treatment teams up with nation’s leading organization for LGBTQ families to become a leader in inclusive fertility healthcare in North America
NEW YORK – February 14, 2019 – CCRM (Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine), a global pioneer in fertility science, research and advancement, today announced the company has been named a National Corporate Sponsor of Family Equality Council—a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing full legal and lived equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) families. For 40 years, Family Equality Council has been the only national LGBTQ organization focused on advancing equality for LGBTQ-headed families through strategic efforts including legal advocacy, public education and community-building. As part of the national sponsorship, CCRM will support Family Equality Council’s strategic efforts, as well as its programs serving over 30,000 LGBTQ parents, caregivers and their children annually.
“This partnership was built upon a mutual commitment to support LGBTQ families and those who seek to form them,” said CCRM CEO Jon Pardew. “No one should be barred from starting a family and CCRM is committed to expanding our programs, including providing ongoing staff training, to meet the unique needs of all members of the LGBTQ community. CCRM is committed to being a leader in inclusive fertility healthcare in the nation and we’re proud to work with Family Equality Council in attaining these goals.”
Family Equality Council will provide CCRM staff with access to LGBTQ competency and guidance programs while connecting the national center with thousands of individuals and couples in the LGBTQ community looking to build or form their own families. A recent survey conducted by the Family Equality Council shows that right now, family-building is just as much a possibility for the LGBTQ community as those who are non-LGBTQ. In fact, 48 percent of LGBTQ Millennials are actively planning to grow their families, compared to 55 percent of non-LGBTQ Millennials, a gap that has narrowed significantly in comparison to older generations1.
“The majority of LGBTQ Millennials are considering starting a family in the coming years and we have to ensure that they have providers who are competent, empathetic and well-versed in the needs of the community,” said The Rev. Stan J. Sloan, CEO of Family Equality Council. “We applaud CCRM for recognizing the critical importance of showing up for prospective LGBTQ parents, and we look forward to working together to create a workforce ready to greet our families with open arms and trained providers.”
The recent data marks exponential growth for LGBTQ families and, with 63 percent of those surveyed expecting to use assisted reproductive technology, foster care, or adoption to become parents2, fertility clinics will play a crucial role. The partnership with Family Equality Council enables prospective LGBTQ parents to tap CCRM’s network of world-class physicians, innovative technology and cutting-edge labs, as well as its full suite of fertility services that includes in vitro fertilization (IVF), fertility assessment, fertility preservation and in-house genetic testing.
Known as the first name in fertility, CCRM has committed to providing families the fastest path to the healthiest baby. For more information about CCRM or to schedule an appointment, visit www.ccrmivf.com.