TGNC Fertility

Presentation Description:

Dr. Michael Werner will be discussing fertility options for the trans and gender non-conforming communities. This presentation will include a discussion on sperm cryobanking as it relates to preserving future fertility among transitioning individuals, including the purpose and process of banking as well as the differences between directed donor and general banking. Additionally, Dr. Werner will discuss egg freezing and fertility options for transitioning individuals with ovaries. Finally, Dr. Werner will share some background on Maze Health, our areas of expertise and his personal and professional experience within the LGBTQ community.

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Michael Werner is the Medical Director & founder of Maze Health, which includes Maze Men's Sexual & Reproductive Health, Maze Women's Sexual Health, Maze Labs and Maze Cord Blood. Maze Health is a place where you can be yourself, tell your whole story (and be heard) and receive treatment uniquely attuned to your needs. Here, we treat the whole person. This patient-centric approach begins with Michael A. Werner, MD, a board-certified urologist and microsurgeon who opened Maze in 1994. Early on, he decided to specialize in sexual function and male fertility because these were clearly fields that could make a big difference in peoples’ lives — whether to restore his patients to good sexual health or to help couples have a child. His peers know him as a world-class surgeon, but his patients know him best as a kind, caring man — that rare doctor who is as compassionate as he is medically adept.

LGBTQ+ experience:

Dr. Werner’s family are proud founders of Mosaic of Westchester. Mosaic of Westchester focuses on integrating Westchester’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Jews into the fabric of Jewish life, thus enriching the entire Westchester Jewish community. Acting as a catalyst, resource, and facilitator, Mosaic is demonstrating that LGBTQ inclusion strengthens the Jewish community by making it more knowledgeable, diverse and more connected.