Between Us: An Interactive Talk on Infertility

On November 23rd, 2023, the Women’s Society hosted the second event in the newly relaunched women's health lecture series, Between Us (formerly known as What the Health).

This intimate and honest conversation about infertility featured presentations by Dr. Ariana Daniel from the Alberta Reproductive Centre and registered psychologist Caroline E. Andersen.

Despite an estimated 1 in 6 Canadians being affected by infertility in their lifetime, the topic of sexual and reproductive health remains 'taboo' and there is a certain level of stigma associated with infertility.

Our Between Us lecture helped to break down the stigma and opened the door for important conversations in a Q&A.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Alberta Blue Cross for making this lecture possible.


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Speaker Bios:

Dr. Ariadne (Ariana) Daniel

Dr. Ariadne (Ariana) Daniel is a Reproductive Endocrinologist & Infertility Specialist and the Medical Director of Alberta Reproductive Centre. Dr. Daniel, drawn to a patient-centered vision of infertility care, became involved in the realization of Alberta Reproductive Centre (ARC) which is a full-service Edmonton owned and operated fertility clinic. Dr. Daniel has an active interest in research and medical education. She is also an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta.

Caroline Andersen

Caroline Andersen is Registered Psychologist in private practice in Edmonton, Alberta. She specializes in reproductive mental health. Caroline is very passionate about her work in reproductive mental health and has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and groups undergoing fertility treatments.