ASRM Announces $100,000 Donation To Establish The “Samuel C. Pang, MD, Leadership In LGBTQ+ Education & Research Fund”
Apr 28, 2023
Published in: ASRM Press Release
The Fund will be used for an annual lectureship on reproductive medicine topics specifically relevant to the LGBTQ+ community. The lectureship award will consist of recognition at the ASRM Congress, including giving a presentation, waived registration fee for the Congress, and travel assistance.
Longtime ASRM member Dr. Pang is board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology and in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility. He is a pioneer in providing reproductive care to LGBTQ+ patients. In 1998, he was among the earliest physicians to apply ART to gay men who sought parenthood via donor eggs and gestational surrogacy. In 2007, he began providing IVF services to lesbian couples without infertility, coining the term “reciprocal IVF” for one person providing oocytes and the other gestating. In 2012, he began treating transgender men for fertility preservation, reciprocal IVF, and transgender men who choose to gestate themselves. He was a charter member and second chairperson of ASRM’s LGBTQSIG. In 2022, Dr. Pang received the “Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award” for practicing physicians from ASRM.
“I am honored to partner with ASRM to establish this fund which will help support reproductive medicine providers serving the LBGTQ+ community. This community relies on access to reproductive medicine to create their families. We need to ensure our fellow providers have the best information available to them when they see LGBTQ+ patients in their practices,” said Dr. Pang.
“Dr. Pang has been a long-time champion of reproductive rights for the LGBTQ+ community. This generous gift will allow ASRM to continue to provide education and support to assist our members in their work with this too-often-ignored group of patients. Stated Michael Thomas, MD ASRM President.
For almost a century, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) has been the global leader in multidisciplinary reproductive medicine research, ethical practice, and education. ASRM impacts reproductive care and science worldwide by creating funding opportunities for advancing reproduction research and discovery, by providing evidence-based education and public health information, and by advocating for reproductive health care professionals and the patients they serve. With members in more than 100 countries, the Society is headquartered in Washington, DC, with additional operations in Birmingham, AL. www.asrm.org
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