Liz O’Donnell, PhD has two sons conceived through IVF, after 6 yrs of infertility, who are now 28 and 26 years old. She has a unique personal and professional perspective on the struggle of infertility and has been providing the services listed below in Ohio for over 17 years. Liz also completed her home-study assessor training (Tier I June, 08 and has extensive experience helping couples transition toward and through adoption. Liz is a professional member of The American Society for Reproductive Medicine: www.asrm.org. For information on infertility success rates both nationally and locally please visit: www.sart.org/find_frm.html
- Infertility Counseling (including choosing to remain childless) psychosocialvulnerabilityinIF
- Egg/Sperm Donor Evaluations
- Evaluation of Gestational Carriers (including MMPI-2)
- Psychosocial Interviews/consultation for Intended Parents
- Home Study (for gestational carriers)
- Perinatal Mood Disorders http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/pdf/10.1176/appi.ajp.2011.11010148
- Pre and Post-Adoption Counseling
- ASRM guidelines for third party evaluation criteria can be reviewed here Third Party Reproduction Guidelines
Infertility Handout: whymindingmattersIFhandout
Article by Liz O’Donnell: “Iran and Infertility”
by Liz O’Donnell, Le Monde Diplomatique, April 2008 (please copy and paste www.mondediplo.com/2008/04/15iran into your browser if the link is inactive)
Interview with Father of IVF Professor Robert Edwards (see explanation below of cover art by Liz O’Donnell) ODONNELLARTICLE-RobertEdwards
The original picture was taken by Fran Bourne in Washington DC in 2007. The overall effect for this cover shot (British Infertility Counselling Journal 2010) is accomplished using a faux serigraph technique using black and white images that were then hand cut and individually colored using Pastel. The multiple images are mounted on cork board, edged in gold leaf, and fixed with a sealant. The repeat effect is symbolic of the persistence and endurance it takes to accomplish great things and a reflection of the passage of years between Robert Edwards accomplishment and receipt of his due. Any anxious allusion to cloning is in the eye of the beholder.
Please click on the link below to read an article on men and infertility counseling by Liz O’Donnell published in Sexuality, Reproduction and Menopause (A Journal of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine)
To access Liz’s PhD dissertation on infertility please email firstname.lastname@example.org:
Click on link below for article by Liz on men and infertility counseling:
Use this link below to read Infertility and the Dark Age of Enlightenment.
Liz O’Donnell, PhD is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM.org).