Kerry consultant lined up for Dublin seminar

Dr Mary McCaffrey: Keynote speaker

A KERRY health professional will be one of the keynote speakers on the topic of families and surrogacy at a seminar in Dublin in March.

Consultant obstetrician Dr Mary McCaffrey, and her team at the Scotia Clinic in Tralee will be in the spotlight on the afternoon of March 9 in the Ashling Hotel.

Her colleague Dr Fabian Ward will also speak at the event which has attracted a high level of interest as Irish people are the fourth highest users of surrogacy services in Europe.

The Families through Surrogacy conference will enable them to connect with experts guiding them through the journey.

Dr. Mc Caffrey is a leading voice in reproductive health and her areas of special interest are obstetrics, infertility and reproductive medicine.

“We fully appreciate that surrogacy is still for many a relatively new concept but it has been, for many couples, the path through which they have successfully achieved a family and it is an assisted conception option for both straight and gay people,” Dr McCaffrey said.

Surrogacy has traditionally been considered by couples where the woman’s health and pregnancy has been either unsustainable or very high risk, where the medical condition could be worsened or become life-threatening.

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