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How Fertility Clinics Can Better Meet Patients’ Needs
By ELANZA Wellness

Increasingly, patients are seeking out clinics with patient-centric operations, approaches and interactions. What does whole patient care mean? And what does research tell us about why it matters so much to patients?

About this Event:

Dr. Marcia C. Inhorn is a medical anthropologist and public health epidemiologist specializing in reproduction and reproductive technologies. She is a professor at Yale University, a renowned researcher and the author of many books on gender, technology, and health.

She has spent her career in fertility clinics and talking to people with infertility or considering fertility treatments learning about their needs, documenting and analysing their views, and understanding stigmas.

Dr. Inhorn will be talking about key findings from her decades of research from around the world that is relevant to how people experience fertility journeys and focusing in on some of the ways in which clinics can make treatments and care more patient-centered, based on her findings.

Professor Inhorn is the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs and Chair of the Council on Middle East Studies (CMES) in the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. As Past-President of the Society for Medical Anthropology (SMA) of the American Anthropological Association, Inhorn hosted the first international SMA conference on “Medical Anthropology at the Intersections: Celebrating 50 Years of Interdisciplinarity,” which was held at Yale University. She has also received the SMA’s Medical Anthropology Student Association (MASA) Graduate Student Mentor Award.