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Chat Live June 15, 2005 9 PM ET with Ellen Sarasohn Glazer and Evelina Weidman Sterling.


Ellen Sarasohn Glazer is a clinical social worker specializing in infertility, adoption, third party reproduction, pregnancy loss and parenting after infertility. She has worked in fertility centers and for adoption agencies and is now in full time private practice in Newton, Massachusetts. Ellen’s practice includes in person and telephone counseling and coaching for individuals and couples considering adoption, egg donation and gestational care. She is the author of two books: The Long Awaited Stork: A Guide to Parenting After Infertility (Jossey Bass, 1998) and Experiencing Infertility: Stories to Inform and Inspire (Jossey Bass, 1998) and the co-author, with Dr. Susan Cooper, of two books: Without Child (Lexington Books, 1988) and Choosing Assisted Reproduction: Social, Emotional and Ethical Considerations (Perspectives Press, 1998). Ellen is also a freelance writer and essayist, whose articles have appeared in the Boston Globe, The New York Times and Newton Magazine. She has two daughters, Elizabeth and Mollie Glazer. It was their long awaited arrivals that inspired Ellen’s work in the field of reproductive medicine.

Evelina Weidman Sterling is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University. Her primary research interests include issues related to public health, gender and sexuality. In addition, Evelina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Mary Washington and a Master's degree in Public Health from the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Evelina is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She has spent over ten years working in the field of public health and health education. Previous positions include working for the American Association for Health Education, Health Resources and Services Administration, Gallaudet University and the American Heart Association. She is currently working part-time as a consultant to various non-profit and government agencies in the areas of evaluation and health services research and has written several articles, as well given numerous presentations regarding reproductive health. She is the co-author with Angie Best-Boss of another book, Living with PCOS—Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Addicus Books, 2000). Evelina lives in Atlanta with her husband and two children.