06105 22629 mail@pthorn.de

Dr. Petra Thorn | Langener Str. 37 | 64546 Mörfelden |06105  22629 | mail@pthorn.de | You can reach me best between 9.00 and 12.00 a.m.

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I have been working as a family therapist offering infertility counselling for over 25 years. These are the main areas of my expertise:

  • psychosocial infertility counselling for individuals and couples
  • preparation for family building with the assistance of donor gametes (egg donation, sperm donation, embryo donation etc.)
  • supporting parents who intend to talk to their children as well as family and friends about the donor conception of their child
  • supporting couples who have experienced miscarriages, stillbirths
  • couple and family therapy
  • training for professionals

Many of my scientific articles are published in English and I have also written chapters for English books. I also provide many of the news in the „News“ section (scroll down) on international developments and in English. I speak English fluently and offer counselling and therapy in English. If you are interested in counselling, training or in books and articles on infertility counselling, feel free to browse through the various sections of my website. If interested, you can contact me by telephone or email. If you subscribe my „News“, you can read about new books, TV shows, radio contributions etc. – in German and sometimes in English.

Enjoy reading my website,

Dr. Petra Thorn

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News about „Infertility“

Aufklärung nach Embryonenspende

Es hat mich sehr gefreut, die folgende Rückmeldung zu meinem neuen Buch für Familien nach Embryonenspende zu erhalten: _____________ Guten Abend Frau Thorn, ich möchte mich erst mal herzlich bei Ihnen bedanken das Sie so ein tolles Buch geschrieben haben. Danach haben...

Gerichtsurteile und rechtliche Regelungen der Leihmutterschaft

Der Lesben- und Schwulenverband hat auf seiner Webseite eine Zusammenfassung der Gerichtsurteile und rechtlichen Regelungen im Rahmen einer Leihmutterschaft zusammengestellt. Hier kommen Sie zur Webseite des LSVF   In unserem  neuen Buch finden Sie auch Kapitel...

Portofreie Lieferung von FamART Bücher

Corona, social distancing, Homeoffice, die Kinder zuhause … Das ist eine anstrengende Zeit für alle. FamART möchten einen kleinen Beitrag dazu leisten, dass Sie diese Zeit dafür nutzen können, sich in das Thema „Kinderwunsch“ und „Aufklärung von Kindern über ihre...

Free shipping for all FamART books

Corona, social distancing, homeoffice, children at home … These are challenging times for everyone. FamART would like to contribute towards making it a little bit easier. Maybe you would like to use this time to read a book about infertility and the wish for a child...

FDP möchte die Eizellspende erlauben

Von der FDP gibt es einen Vorstoß in Richtung Zulassung der Eizellspende. Hier zum Artikel. ... und hier gleich eine gegenteilige Meinung . ... und ein weiterer Artikel, der sich für die Legalisierung ausspricht.  

Kinderwunschberatung zu Zeiten von Corona

Liebe Ratsuchende, sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, der Corona-Virus hat auch die Kinderwunschberatung erreicht. Meine Praxis bleibt weiterhin offen. Da es jedoch sinnvoll ist, auch in der Beratung social distancing zu praktizieren, habe ich bereits vor über einer Woche...

Mehr Präimplantationsdiagnostik

Die Zahlen für die Präimplantationsdiagnostik scheinen zu steigen - hier zum Artikel.    

Wenn der Kinderwunsch auf Eis gelegt wird

Hier ein Artikel zum Social Freezing.    

Bundestag billigt Stiefkindadoption für unverheiratete Paare

Dies wird ein neues Gesetz regeln - mehr hier.    

Ratgeber für Männer mit Kinderwunsch vom Familienministerium

Vom Familienministerium gibt es seit Kurzem einen Ratgeber für Männer mit Kinderwunsch. Erstellt wurde er von der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kinderwunschberatung – BKiD e.V., auch ich habe dabei mitgewirkt. Der Ratgeber kann hier heruntergeladen werden und auch als...

New Book on third party assisted conception

Just a few days ago, a new book on "Third Party Reproduction" (German title: Assistierte Reproduktion mit Hilfe Dritter) has been published. Three German colleagues and myself edited the book, I contributed a chapter on counselling. Here the German summary: Immer...

Whenever I come across some news worth reporting I post them here on my website. These include new books, announcements about radio and TV contributions as well as interesting articles from abroad in English. You can subscribe these news, see on the right „subsribe News“.en.

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For Individuals and Couples
seeking support

I known that it is not easy to experience a crisis and to find out that you do not have sufficient resources to master this crisis on your own. Infertility can be such a crisis. If your wish for a child is not fulfilled and you are considering medical treatment, counselling can help you to be informed about all medical and non-medical options of building a family. Counselling can also support your decision-making for or against medical treatment. If you decide to undergo treatment, it can help you to survive the emotional roller-coaster. Last but not least, it is important for some to draw limits,  to decide when to stop treatment and to develop an alternative life plan. Click the sections below to find out more (these sections are all in German):

  • General information on therapy and counselling and details about infertility counselling (Allgemeine Hinweise zu  Therapie und Beratung)
  • General information about family building with egg and semen donation (Allgemeines zur Familienbildung mit Samen- oder Eizellspende)
  • Information seminars for family building with egg and semen donation (Informationsseminare zur Familienbildung mit Samen- und Eizellspende) and for parents with children conceived via third party reproduction
  • Books for family building with medical assistance (Bücher zur Familienbildung mit medizinischer Unterstützung)
  • News on infertility

There are many Links to external websites with information on infertility, egg donation and donor insemination, also in other countries. And you can establish contact  to others experiencing infertility and to families following egg and sperm donation – for many, this contact helps to normalize feelings and to find out about others‘ experiences.

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For colleagues

If you are interested in professional information on infertility counselling and psychosocial aspects of infertility, have a look at these sections:

  • Training for general as well as specialized infertility counselling (i.e. gamete donation etc.) is offered by the Training Institute of the German Society for Fertility Counselling – BKiD
  • For books on family building with medical asssistance, see FamART 
  • Here you find booksI have written, edited or co-authored
  • Here you find scientific articles I have authors or co-authored, presentations and trainings I have conducted for professionals in Germany and abroad
  • Here you find some contributions I have made to journals, radio and TV

If you are interested in training possibilities or would like to ask me for presentations, feel free to ring me or send me an email.

What has enveloped from my work as an infertility counsellor …

As  a social worker and family therapist I have been working as an infertility counsellor for over 25 years. From the very beginning, I have focused on family building by donor insemination and from the very beginning, I have supported disclosure. When counselling and facilitating seminars, I often felt that couples would like to be open about the way they built their family, but they felt anxious and were worried about negative reactions from family members and friends

 

Books for children
As early as in the 1990is, in the Anglo-Saxon world, books for children conceived by donor insemination were published. About 13 years ago, these books inspired me to write similar books in German. Together with Tiziana Rinaldi, an Italian artist, I have written several books. She has a magnificent way of painting wonderful, dream-like illustrations that are so typical for especially young children. In 2006, these books led to the foundation of my publishing house  FamART (Family Building with Assisted Reproductive Technology)..    

 

Books for parents and professionals
In the last years, together with her and with other authors, several more books have been created. In addition, colleagues approached me and asked if I was interested in publishing their books on family building with medical assistance. This has become the current programme  of FamART, which you can see and/or download on the left.

 

I am certain there will be more books …
Dr. Petra Thorn

You can download the current FamART Catalogue – just click on the illustration.

News about „infertility“ etc.

Aufklärung nach Embryonenspende

Aufklärung nach Embryonenspende

Es hat mich sehr gefreut, die folgende Rückmeldung zu meinem neuen Buch für Familien nach Embryonenspende zu erhalten: _____________ Guten Abend Frau Thorn, ich möchte mich erst mal herzlich bei Ihnen bedanken das Sie so ein tolles Buch geschrieben haben. Danach haben...

mehr lesen
Portofreie Lieferung von FamART Bücher

Portofreie Lieferung von FamART Bücher

Corona, social distancing, Homeoffice, die Kinder zuhause … Das ist eine anstrengende Zeit für alle. FamART möchten einen kleinen Beitrag dazu leisten, dass Sie diese Zeit dafür nutzen können, sich in das Thema „Kinderwunsch“ und „Aufklärung von Kindern über ihre...

mehr lesen
Free shipping for all FamART books

Free shipping for all FamART books

Corona, social distancing, homeoffice, children at home … These are challenging times for everyone. FamART would like to contribute towards making it a little bit easier. Maybe you would like to use this time to read a book about infertility and the wish for a child...

mehr lesen
FDP möchte die Eizellspende erlauben

FDP möchte die Eizellspende erlauben

Von der FDP gibt es einen Vorstoß in Richtung Zulassung der Eizellspende. Hier zum Artikel. ... und hier gleich eine gegenteilige Meinung . ... und ein weiterer Artikel, der sich für die Legalisierung ausspricht.  

mehr lesen
Kinderwunschberatung zu Zeiten von Corona

Kinderwunschberatung zu Zeiten von Corona

Liebe Ratsuchende, sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, der Corona-Virus hat auch die Kinderwunschberatung erreicht. Meine Praxis bleibt weiterhin offen. Da es jedoch sinnvoll ist, auch in der Beratung social distancing zu praktizieren, habe ich bereits vor über einer Woche...

mehr lesen
New book for children!

New book for children!

I have just received the new telling and talking book for children conceived by embryo donation. For now, it is only available in German, but there will be an English e-book version soon. You can order the German version from FamART.    

mehr lesen

Whenever I come across some news worth reporting I post them here on my website. These include new books, announcements about radio and TV contributions as well as interesting articles from abroad in English. You can subscribe these news, see on the right „subsribe News“.

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