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#FertilityIn5 – have your say during National Fertility Awareness Week

National Fertility Awareness Week 31 Oct – 4 Nov 2022 is your week. That’s why, during the week, we’d like you to tell us and the world • how you are feeling • what you are experiencing • or what needs to change to improve your situation The challenge is…

One month to go to National Fertility Awareness Week

  National Fertility Awareness Week 31 October - 4 November 2022 is just one month away. Make sure to catch these highlights, including a major, new survey revealing: • the emotional impact of infertility and fertility treatment, • the impact of juggling fertility treatment and employment, and • the crippling…

Good news: Study shows no concerning effects of fertility treatment on children’s development

Good news: a new, large study shows there are no concerning effects of fertility treatment on children’s development. The global research, which tracked 158,000 IVF-conceived children from birth to adulthood, found small differences in the growth, weight, and body fat of IVF children reduced with age. Commenting on the study,…

New improved fertility policy for North Central London from 25 July

Positive news: from 25 July, North Central London CCG's new #fertility policy will improve access to NHS-funded fertility treatment for many in the area, which covers Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington. Women under 40 can access up to six embryo transfers from a maximum of three fresh #IVF cycles.…

Female same-sex couples and step-parents will now be able to access NHS fertility treatment in England, says Government in Women’s Health strategy

Good news: Fertility Network welcomes the Government's Women's Health Strategy and the commitment to improving access to NHS-funded fertility treatment, although there remains considerable progress to be made before the ‘IVF postcode lottery’ is removed. We would have liked to have seen a clear strategy for ending the current geographical…

Changes to gamete and embryo storage

A new UK law came into force at the start of July providing greater flexibility for people who wish to store their eggs, sperm or embryos. From 1 July 2022, all patients can store their eggs, sperm and embryos for their own treatment for up to 55 years, providing they…

What to do with your remaining embryos factsheet

Many people are left with frozen embryos after finishing treatment, but often feel unprepared for this. If you have completed your family, or cannot have more treatment, you may need to make a decision about any remaining embryos. Our Fertility Network factsheet outlines the different options available and signposts you…

Fertility Network’s tips for coping with Father’s Day

Father’s Day can be a difficult day when you’re struggling to become a parent. It all too often feels like a cruel reminder of what you don’t have and most desperately long for and it may seem as if everyone is celebrating and you cannot be a part of that.…

AFFINITY the Fertility Network UK Magazine

It features Rachel's story of donating her embryos to other couples after completing her #IVF family, as well as Johnno's story of facing #maleinfertility while serving in the Army, plus news from #TeamFertility - that's us, the Fertility Network team. There are also interviews with fertility expert Prof Geeta Nargund…

The importance of checking the man!

We’ve seen a dramatic decline in sperm quality around the world over the last couple of decades. We know that around 40% of fertility issues sit with the man and male factor fertility is often indicated in issues such as recurrent miscarriage and failed IVF. 1 in 14 men are…

Everest: Mission complete!

On 4th March 2022, myself, Aaron Sutton, Ciaran Hannington and Tony Suckling set off to Nepal for what would be the challenge of a lifetime - a 140km trek to Everest Base Camp. Why? Two reasons: To raise awareness of male infertility and how poorly men are supported when it…

The Fertility Show Live

We are delighted that The Fertility Show is returning to London Olympia on 7th & 8th May 2022. The renowned Show is the only live event that lets you meet with so many top fertility experts, clinics and doctors in one place at one time, in a safe and discreet…

They’ve done it: Everest #basecampforfertility

What a huge achievement for the HIMfertility 4-strong team. This is for all the men out there struggling with fertility so that you know you're not alone. This trek really hasn't been easy and each of the team have faced their own battles getting there but have done it and…

Day 4 of #basecampforfertility challenge

  ‘This challenge is all about getting the message out that men need help too when it comes to #fertility. For many it can be a huge uphill battle that takes a lot of time and energy which is exactly what each of us are going through right now. Day…

Day 3 of #basecampforfertility challenge

What a picture. Just three days until the @HIMfertility team reach Everest base camp in their #basecampforfertility challenge. Please do give generously: they are doing this to raise awareness of #malefertility issues and to help us continue to support anyone facing #fertility struggles. We are humbled by their efforts. Details…

Day 3 of #basecampforfertility challenge

  The team of 4 intrepid @HIMfertility men are trekking to Everest base camp to raise awareness of male #fertility and raise funds for Fertility Network. Please donate to their fundraisers. Details at https://fertilitynetworkuk.org/fund.../basecampforfertility/ Ian Stones says: Day 3 of trekking today! Today was just about acclimatisation although we started…

Day 2 of #basecampforfertility challenge

Update from the 4 Everest adventurers!! We've just completed our 2nd day of trekking and are settled in at Namche Bizarre the Sherpa capital of Nepal. We've covered approximately 30km over 2 days and gained around 1000m in elevation and are now officially at high altitude of 3406m. Today's trek…

Big Fat Negative: Tell us about your jourrrrney

I still remember the first time I expressed how I was feeling about infertility. I was on the 37 bus, heading to work and I was crying. I had been convinced I was pregnant - I was 10 days late, for goodness sake, and I definitely had a metallic taste…

Infertility and perinatal mental health

With support, care and understanding, Fertility Network's hope is that the experience of parenting for those following successful fertility treatment can finally be a positive one. Our guest blog for the Maternal Mental Health Alliance looks at infertility, its impact on perinatal mental health and best practice for support. https://maternalmentalhealthalliance.org/news/infertility-and-perinatal-mental-health/…

Media volunteers needed

National Fertility Awareness Week 1-5 Nov 2021 is one month away and we need your help. We will be highlighting the following five themes during the week and we need people happy to share their experiences in these areas with the media (you can be anonymous). If you are able…