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  • ANOVA FERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH IS A TORONTO-BASED REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE CENTRE THAT WAS FOUNDED BY MEDICAL DIRECTOR, DOCTOR MARJORIE DIXON IN 2015.

Before Anova Fertility, Doctor Dixon co-founded First Steps Fertility Inc. in 2008. She has helped patients seeking family building options for the last 13 years. Doctor Dixon views her role as a fertility specialist to be a privilege and prides herself on offering individualised patient care. She is a highly trained Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility specialist (REI). She has been actively involved in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) since 2002 and was the number one topic in fertility news in 2015 for introducing the world to the first baby born using the Augment treatment.

Anova Fertility & Reproductive Health is oriented towards patients struggling with infertility, as well as those seeking third party options for family planning (for example, patients who are not necessarily infertile, but are in obligate need of eggs, a uterus or sperm). We believe Canada is the best jurisdiction in which to have a family for the LGBTQ community. Therefore, Doctor Dixon’s vision in building Anova Fertility & Reproductive Health is to provide and support all types of families. At Anova Fertility, we know that embarking on the journey to parenthood is not always an easy one. That is why we support all individuals in navigating through the challenging world of fertility, showing patients that their experience/ journey to parenthood can be made simple and straightforward.

The goal for Anova Fertility & Reproductive Health is to advocate and provide a centre that is patient-oriented, and innovative, while offering individualised, compassionate and evidence-based medical care for all patients, no matter their marital status, sexual orientation or ethnic/ religious background. How do we accomplish this? By providing patients – whether local, national or international – with informative, educational, and easy to understand programs.

Anova Fertility has presented in educational programs geared toward the LGBTQ community. In early 2015, Doctor Dixon sponsored a training video, produced by the “LGBTQ Parenting Network” entitled “Scenes from a Fertility Clinic – LGBTQ People & Assisted Human Reproduction.” Doctor Dixon has also sponsored a booth at the annual Toronto Pride Week. In October 2015, Doctor Dixon attended the annual conference of “The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)”. There, she was invited to join the LGBTQ “Special Interest Group” and was present at their Inaugural Meeting.

Continuing with her strong beliefs in being an active member of her community and standing up for everyone’s fertility rights, Doctor Dixon was appointed to the province’s expert panel on Infertility and Adoption which submitted its report entitled “Raising Expectations” in 2009. The goal of the panel was to advise the Ontario government on how to improve access to fertility treatments and monitoring, as well as how to improve Ontario’s adoption system. Doctor Dixon has also been intimately involved in providing more recent advice on IVF funding for the Government of Ontario’s New Fertility Program in 2015. All in all, she feels that it is primordial to ensure the safe and effective delivery of Ontario’s constituents’ fertility healthcare.

Personally, Doctor Dixon has gone through fertility treatments herself, thereby giving her a unique perspective as a care provider as well. Doctor Dixon is dedicated to offering world-class quality medical care in order to help others build their families, particularly all groups that are often not heard or forgotten.

At Anova Fertility & Reproductive Health, patients have at their disposal a variety of advanced reproductive care and other support services under one roof. Such services include:

  • Fertility Specialists
  • Innovative Embryology and Andrology Lab
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Social Workers (experienced in all implications of third party)
  • Patient Support Groups
  • Access to experienced Fertility Lawyers
  • Ultrasound and Monitoring done on-site
  • Travel Coordination/Arrangements

Anova Fertility & Reproductive Health understands that the journey to parenthood can be a challenging one in all aspects: emotionally, financially and legally. That is why our goal is to assist and guide you, as we want you to see the journey can also be an exciting and beautiful time in your life. We want to ensure that your experience and health care is the best possible. Our team of highly qualified Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialists, lawyers, counsellors and staff, along with our innovative facility will ensure you receive the world class care you deserve. This implies understanding that you require a unique, personalised treatment option with informative, educational and easy to understand programs, that will help turn today’s hope and advancing technology into the utmost prized reward – your family.

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