The Share

THE NEW NORMAL  We asked these clean and sober individuals with various lengths of sobriety time, what their new normal is like in recovery during the coronavirus pandemic. Stay Connected “I’ve been trying to get sober for 15 years. I recently got one year. It’s the longest I’ve been sober. When the pandemic hit, I…

IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT

Partner abuse is never okay. In a press release last month The City of West Hollywood reached out to those who may be experiencing domestic violence during the current Safer at Home orders. If you can do so safely, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800) 799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522 for 24/7…

Protecting Your PETS

Dr. Adam Strom from LA’s Metropolitan Animal Hospital (MASH) answers questions about your pets during COVID-19. Can my pet contract and spread COVID-19? Based on the most recent information, it appears domestic and wild animals may be susceptible to catching the coronavirus. Most cases in dogs and cats have presented with very mild signs of…

Mental Health Survival Guide

An abridged version of  THE FIGHT contributor James Guay’s online feature on dealing with the pandemic. For the full version visit: www.livingmorefully.com BY JAMES GUAY, LMFT COVID-19 has transformed our world. Not only has it led to spiked infections, it’s also instilled mass hysteria, global grief, worldwide trauma and a huge stop to our everyday…

Estate Planning

Life Ladder Law’s Kathryn Taps, Esq. on why estate planning is crucial to safeguarding your family’s future. BY KATHRYN TAPS, ESQ. When making New Year’s resolutions, we often commit to things we know we really should do—but never actually get around to. As a wife and a mom, I completely understand how estate planning could be a…

The Gift Of Parenthood

Southern California Reproductive Center (SCRC): New fertility treatments that lead to impressive fertility success rates.  With over 25 years of experience, Southern California Reproductive Center (SCRC) has introduced and perfected new fertility treatments that lead to impressive fertility success rates.  Their treatments include sperm donation, insemination (IUI), in vitro fertilization (IVF) for lesbian couples and…

LGBTQ Family Options

Ready for a Baby? Here’s Your LGBTQ Guide to Parenthood BY DR. DAN KASER, RMA NORTHERN CALIFORNIA No matter what your situation, a family is within reach.    “As a fertility doctor, the process is something that I talk to patients about every day. However it wasn’t until my husband Dana and I went through…

Maybe Baby

John M. Norian, MD FACOG, a double board certified reproductive endocrinologist at HRC Fertility, is passionate about helping the LGBTQ community build families. You’re probably flipping through this edition of THE FIGHT, reading about family planning and asking yourself, “are fertility treatments really for me?” The short answer is yes!  While lesbian women often start…

The Good Egg

Beverly Hills Egg Donation’s Robyn Perchik on the recruiting and screening process, determining the intended parent(s) criteria and insider tips WHAT EXACTLY IS AN EGG DONOR AGENCY? An egg donor agency recruits and screens egg donors with the ultimate goal of having a successful egg donation procedure and a resulting pregnancy.  The egg donors provide…

The Share

COUPLES SOBRIETY With Valentines Day in mind, we asked these two husbands with long term sobriety, how they make their relationship work while working a program of recovery. BY PAULO MURILLO KNOWING YOUR BOUNDARIES “For me, the tools of recovery make me the best version of myself. If I’m a person of integrity and I’m…

L.A. Care

Committed to the promotion of accessible, high quality health care L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County’s vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose. Their vision is a healthy community in which all have access to the health…