ACTIVITY NUMBER: MHP101
ACTIVITY TITLE: Article-based Exam: Assessing Reproductive Choices of Women and the Likelihood of Oocyte Cryopreservation in the Era of Elective Oocyte Freezing
The Mental Health Professionals Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. This Activity will offer 1.0 continuing education credits. The Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Release Date: April 1, 2018
Expiration Date: April 1, 2021
NEEDS ASSESSMENT and IDENTIFICATION OF PRACTICE GAP
Since the ASRM deemed oocyte cryopreservation as no longer experimental in 2013, increasing numbers of IVF clinics offer this service along with an increased demand from women interested in preserving their fertility for later use. However, evidence-based research is still lacking on who can best benefit from using this procedure. Furthermore, data are limited regarding safety, efficacy and cost-effectiveness. Thus, it is essential that we study the views of women of reproductive age in the general population in terms of their likelihood of considering elective egg freezing and under what socioeconomic conditions this choice becomes a useful option.
This activity is based on the following: Assessing Reproductive Choices of Women and the Likelihood of Oocyte Cryopreservation in the Era of Elective Oocyte Freezing. Milman, L.W, Senapati, S, Sammei, M.D., Cameron, K, Gracia, C. Fertil Steril 2017:107 (5):1214-1222
At the conclusion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the demographic profile of the type of woman most likely to undergo elective egg freezing for future use.
2. Appraise the cost-effectiveness of elective egg freezing compared to other options available to women who wish to have a genetic child later in their reproductive years.
3. Summarize the overall advantages and disadvantages of this elective procedure for family building.
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of mental health professionals involved in infertility care.
SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS
Successful completion of this activity requires the learner to:
· View a course overview page, containing all activity and disclosure information
· Read online or print the article.
· Take an 8-question post-test, with feedback of correct/incorrect answers, scoring a minimum of 75% in two attempts.
· Complete the evaluation survey.
· Print certificate of completion.
DISCLOSURES FOR PLANNERS AND FACULTY
Andrea Braverman, PhD – Nothing to Disclose
Alice D. Domar, Ph.D. – Speaker’s bureau: Merck, Ferring; Contributor: Up to Date; Co-owner: FertiCalm, TriaDea
Janet Takefman, Ph.D. – Nothing to Disclose
Nancy A. Bowers, BSN, RN, MPH - Nothing to Disclose
Kimberly Kretzer, RN, MSN – Nothing to Disclose
Susan A. Gitlin, PhD – Nothing to Disclose
Milman, LW – Nothing to Disclose
Senapati, S – Nothing to Disclose
Sammei, MD – Nothing to Disclose
Cameron, K – Nothing to Disclose
Gracia, C – Nothing to Disclose
STATEMENT OF SUPPORT
No commercial support was provided for this activity.