Donor 101 Webinar

Progyny Webinar: LGBTQ+ Family Building: Donor 101

In honor of Pride Month, Progyny is hosting a free 45-minute webinar about building your family with donor egg or sperm. Historically, the LGBTQ+ community has face barriers to the care they need to build their family. Progyny is proud to support all paths to parenthood and celebrate all families.

As assisted reproductive technology has progressed and inclusive employer-sponsored fertility coverage has made it more accessible, the LGBTQ+ community has more family building options than ever before. Many LGBTQ+ singles and couples look to donor tissue to help create their families, but it can be a confusing process. Join us as we explore how and why donor egg or sperm may be a good option, what to consider during the process, and the difference between private donations versus egg and sperm banks.

The host for this webinar, Dr. Georgia Witkin, is an expert about reality of tissue donation. She has specifically looked at the sperm donation shortage during COVID-19, the myths around asking a donor, and the realities of egg donation.

LGBTQ+ Family Building: Donor 101

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 2:00pm


  • Jaime Shamonki – Chief Medical Officer at Generate Life Sciences – to discuss the process of selecting a donor, myths and truths about donors
  • Juan P. Alvarez – Reproductive Endocrinologist at Fertility Centers of Illinois – to discuss treatment options for the LGBTQ+ community and why donor tissue is necessary.
  • Georgia Witkin – Head of Member Services Development at Progyny, Assistant Professor of OB-GYN and Reproductive Sciences and Assistant Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai – will be our host

Register for the webinar today.

Whether you’ve just started thinking about building your family or in the middle of process, this webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about your options. Send this webinar to any friends, peers, or loved ones who might find it useful.

Can’t make it? You can still watch the on-demand recording. Simply register for the webinar, and we will send it following the event.