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Covid-19 Your FET Questions Answered

Questions and Answers 1. Will a frozen embryo transfer be as successful as a fresh cycle and does this depend on your age? The chances of success with frozen embryos are very similar to fresh embryos and that is related to the woman’s age at the time of collecting the…

HFEA letter to fertility patients regarding Covid-19

Covid-19 is causing stress and upset for many people. The HFEA has published an open letter to fertility patients regarding treatment and what they have advised fertility clinics. "23 March 2020 An open letter to fertility patients:  Sally Cheshire CBE, Chair HFEA  Coronavirus (COVID-19)  As Chair of the HFEA (Human Fertilisation and…

Your Fertility Treatment and Covid-19

Covid-19 has caused stress and sadness for so many couples. It's a very difficult time for people who are already facing hardship and uncertainty. In this video, Angela Pericleous-Smith, BICA Specialist fertility counsellor, offers advice and ways to cope in this difficult time.  

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Fertility Network UK understand that the current situation with Coronavirus (Covid 19) is stressful and confusing for everyone, especially couples who are trying to conceive and undergoing fertility treatment. Our support lines are open and we are encouraging support groups to move online for the time being.    Our support…

Thinking about adoption?

Have you thought about starting a family through adoption? People come to adoption via many different routes and from a whole variety of backgrounds of ethnicity, sexuality, being single or in a couple, financial… which is just what we welcome for our diverse group of children currently awaiting a family. Myths…

It’s time to end the IVF postcode lottery

The UK pioneered IVF over 40 years ago, but that achievement means nothing if only those who can afford to pay for private fertility treatment benefit from it. This is why, in September 2018, Fertility Network UK, together with IVF Babble, launched the #Scream4IVF campaign, to fight against the postcode…

This Beautiful Little Shop

It was great to support this initiative encouraging men to talk more openly about mental health #MenMatter https://www.youtube.com/embed/Bv1e4JUP9u8

Nine fertility facts you should know – global experts launch fertility campaign to dispel common reproductive myths

5th November 2019, European Union Parliament, Brussels: A group of globally renowned partners including UCL and the British Fertility Society, supported by Clearblue®, have launched a new fertility awareness campaign to help dispel the most common myths surrounding fertility. The campaign will share key facts regarding fertility and the subsequent…

Disbelief as couple’s IVF petition shelved due to upcoming general election

A couple from Abingdon say they're shocked that their petition to Parliament to raise awareness over IVF treatment has been shelved, due to the coming general election. Ben and Emily Scott have been campaigning against what they call an "IVF postcode lottery" but now have a new fight on their…

PET launches egg freezing #ExtendTheLimit campaign

The Progress Educational Trust (PET) has launched its #ExtendTheLimit campaign, asking the UK public to sign an online petition requiring Parliament to address the law on egg freezing time limits (see BioNews 1021). Current legislation only permits women to store frozen eggs for a maximum of ten years, unless they have medically certified premature infertility.…

Exciting news for Fertility Network Wales…

After applying to the National Lottery Community Fund, Fertility Network Wales has been awarded a grant of £363,304. This means Fertility Network will be able to continue supporting the fertility community, raising awareness of important issues and expand the services to reach more people facing fertility challenges. Fertility Network’s Wales…

Have your say on Stockport CCG

Have your say and help save IVF in Stockport. Complete the online survey before 20 Oct 19 to register your views on Stockport CCG either cutting the number of IVF cycles it offers from 2 to 1 or removing NHS IVF completely.  Please click here to complete the survey

IVF services could be cut in Stockport under new proposals

Fertility treatment for women could be reduced or scrapped altogether under savings proposals being considered by Stockport health chiefs. Currently women under 40 who have been unable to conceive are entitled to two free cycles of IVF on the NHS. But bosses are now looking at the possibility of cutting this back…

Fertility Fairness responds to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG’s decision

Sarah Norcross, co-chair of campaign group Fertility Fairness and director of Progress Educational trust said: ‘Fertility patients in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will be devastated to hear that the clinical commissioning group has decided to remove access to NHS IVF permanently – despite the Government’s warning that it is unacceptable to…

#CryingShame – Campaign for Fertility Support Services

The #CryingShame for Fertility Fundraising Campaign highlights the isolation, shame, depression, anxiety and tears that accompany the one in six couples in the UK who struggle to conceive each year. We are raising money to enable everyone who is struggling with their mental health and well being during fertility issues,…

Couple call for an end to Oxfordshire’s IVF ‘postcode lottery’

A ‘POSTCODE lottery’ in IVF treatment has been accused of having a ‘devastating’ impact on couples struggling to have children in Oxfordshire. Emily Scott and her husband Ben from Abingdon had been trying to get pregnant for three years when they realised something may be wrong and discussed options with…

Get A Drip ‘fertility’ IV that costs £250 withdrawn from sale

A wellness company has withdrawn a £250 IV "fertility drip" after experts said it could "exploit vulnerable women". Get A Drip offers therapies including the "slim drip", "anti-ageing drip" and "mood-boost drip" at locations such as Westfield shopping centre in London. The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) said there was…

Government demands IVF “lottery” ends in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

The Department of Health and Social Care has demanded all NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) provide free IVF treatments. Free fertility treatment for Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and parts of Essex were previously scrapped in order to save the NHS money. On behalf of the government, MP Jackie Doyle described the situation…

Experts Discuss: ‘Social Egg Freezing’ – Does It Alleviate or Increase the Pressure Among Women to Have a Baby Early?

A panel of leading fertility experts discuss fertility preservation considerations for women on their fertility journey VIENNA, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Experts have gathered at a Gedeon Richter-sponsored panel discussion to debate the pressure paradox of egg freezing, a procedure which is on the rise in Europe.1 In the EU, the average age…

Fertility Network and ITV London Secondary Fertility Survey

Have you experienced secondary infertility and live in London? ITV London and Fertility Network have collaborated on a survey that we would love for you to complete. Click here to start this survey. Thank you so much for your help.