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Dr. Rad: Championing Ethical Reproductive Health with SEEDS Ethics

Dr. Rad’s Membership with SEEDS Ethics

In the ever-evolving landscape of reproductive health, the collaboration between obstetricians, gynecologists, and specialized institutions plays a pivotal role in ensuring patients are receiving the best possible care. Dr. Rad’s membership in The Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS) demonstrates his commitment to following the highest ethical standards, and protecting egg donors, surrogates, and intended parents.

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Dr. Rad: Championing Ethical Reproductive Health with SEEDS Ethics

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 2.3% of infants born in the US each year are conceived using assisted reproductive technology (ART) such as IVF (in-virto fertilization), sperm and egg donation, surrogacy, or embryo donation. About 2.5% of parents-to-be using ART used a gestational carrier.

The Family Equality Council reports that about 40% of LGBTQ+ couples use ART to grow their families.

According to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), over 20,000 donor eggs are used each year, with a 19% increase from 2020 to 2021.

As these numbers continue to grow, it’s important to have laws and ethical practices in place to protect all involved parties.

As a member of SEEDS, Dr. Rad has access to and advice on the latest ethical standards concerning third-party reproduction.

According to the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), over 20,000 donor eggs are used each year, with a 19% increase from 2020 to 2021.

What is SEEDS?

SEEDS is a renowned nonprofit organization that has taken the lead in setting ethical standards in the sensitive, complex areas of egg donation and surrogacy. It was established in response to the growing need for guidance in the delicate field of third-party reproduction and advocacy for surrogates, egg donors, and intended parents.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has put forward recommendations for the evaluation of gamete and embryo donors and recipients. However, SEEDS focuses on education opportunities for members in addition to ethical business standards. SEEDS further emphasizes the importance of making sure “third-party reproduction remains a viable and obtainable family building option for generations to come.”

Members of SEEDS include medical providers, clinics, surrogacy programs, advocates, and surrogacy law experts and advisors.

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How SEEDS helps intended parents

SEEDS assists intended parents in navigating the complex path of third-party reproduction by offering invaluable support and information, making their journey to parenthood less confusing. From understanding the legalities to connecting with reputable surrogacy agencies, information and guidance from SEEDS enable intended parents to make informed decisions about their planned pregnancy.

Growing your family, especially when you’ve been struggling with infertility, can be a very emotional process. Sticking to high industry standards around the ethical treatment of parents, donors, and surrogates ensures all parties are protected and supported during this emotional time.

One key aspect of SEEDS’ work is to ensure transparency and fairness when working with an egg donor or surrogate. Members of SEEDS have access to extensive resources to help patients on their surrogacy journey and ensure the best experience for all involved.

Have questions about surrogacy? Talk to Dr. Rad

Whether you’re looking to grow your own family or help another couple conceive, Dr. Steve Rad and the expert team at the Los Angeles Fetal and Maternal Care Center are here to answer all your questions. Following the standards set by SEEDS, Dr. Rad and his team can connect surrogates to prospective families.

With his extensive training in maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrics, Dr. Rad is also available to help you through your pregnancy journey.

We are excited to welcome new patients. To start your journey with us, call (844) 473-6100 or schedule your consultation online.

We are conveniently located for patients throughout Southern California and the Los Angeles area at locations in or near Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Culver City, Hollywood, Venice, Marina del Rey, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine, and Downtown Los Angeles. We also offer in-home prenatal care and a fly-in program for out-of-town and international patients. Dr. Rad even travels to patients who need him throughout the U.S. and around the world.

If you can’t make it to Dr. Rad, he also offers virtual consultations worldwide.

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