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AFFINITY the Fertility Network UK Magazine

Have you read the latest issue of our online magazine Affinity?

The importance of checking the man!

For far too long fertility in a heterosexual couple has been thought of as a female issue. For some reason society has led us this way and it’s not helping men or women.

Everest: Mission complete!

It was two years in the making, hampered by various rounds of Covid and other health challenges, but our #basecampforfertility challenge is now complete!

The Fertility Show Live

The Fertility Show is returning to London Olympia on 7th & 8th May 2022.

Tips for coping with Mother’s Day

Mother's Day can be one of the toughest days of the year when you're struggling with infertility. Here are some tips to help you get through the day.

Understanding Fertility: A news-style programme from Fertility Network, ITN Productions and British Fertility Society

Look out for Understanding Fertility, a news-style programme launching during Fertility Week 2022

They’ve done it: Everest #basecampforfertility

Massive congratulations - the HIMfertility team have made it to Everest base camp

Day 4 of #basecampforfertility challenge

Ian Stones, one of the 4-strong intrepid team trekking to Everest #basecampforfertility says:

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

Ian Stones says: Day 3 of trekking today!

Day 2 of #basecampforfertility challenge

Here's the incredible @HIMfertility #basecampforEverest team. This was day 2 of their 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/…

Fertility in the Workplace: helping firms support staff on their fertility journey

Is your organisation doing all it can to support staff facing fertility struggles? There are more than 3.5 million people in the UK experiencing fertility problems, with the majority of them in employment, meaning staff within your organisation will be impacted.

Getting through Christmas when you’re trying to conceive

It’s always a difficult time of year for anyone experiencing fertility issues, but is there a way of getting through the festive season happily when it fills you with dread?

Fertility Network UK survey reveals the ‘heartbreaking’ impact of COVID on patients

‘It is a real possibility we won’t be able to have children now because of the delay.’

Over one-third of employees undergoing fertility treatment consider leaving their jobs, according to Fertility Network survey

Fertility Network UK, in conjunction with Fertifa, have released the results of a workplace survey which explores the impact of fertility challenges upon working life.

A complete postcode lottery: all of England’s CCGs ration access to NHS-funded fertility treatment

Fertility Network UK’s 2021 audit of England’s clinical commissioning groups released during National Fertility Awareness Week 1-5 November 2021

Have your say: please respond to the consultation on access to NHS-funded #fertility treatment from Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCG

Have your say: please respond to the consultation on access to NHS-funded #fertility treatment from Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes CCG; anyone can respond, not just those in the area. The CCG is considering reducing the 3 #IVF cycles it offers to just Luton residents & instead offering 1 IVF…

Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes clinical commissioning group (CCG) to hold a public consultation

The Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes clinical commissioning group (CCG) is to hold a public consultation on the number of IVF cycles it offers. At present, the recently merged CCG offers different levels of provision: in Luton, fertility patients can access 3 cycles, but in Milton Keynes and Bedfordshire, patients can…