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Good news: NHS fertility treatment in Essex to be reinstated

NHS fertility treatment will be reinstated for patients in Mid-Essex and Basildon & Brentwood and access improved in other parts of Essex.

Coping with Christmas

Is there a best way to face the festive season when it fills you with dread? Here are some tips.

Access to NHS IVF in Bristol to change

Who can access NHS-funded fertility treatment in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire is changing.

Fantastic news for Fertility in the Workplace

Fantastic news: we are delighted to announce our ground-breaking Fertility in the Workplace initiative, which aims to change the work landscape for all experiencing fertility issues, has been successful in securing support from the DHSC’s Women’s Health and Wellbeing Fund. We’re looking forward to substantially expanding our vital work helping…

The far-reaching trauma of infertility: Fertility Network UK survey

Fertility Network UK survey reveals the emotional, financial and career impact of infertility and fertility treatment.

A Scottish success story


Fertility treatment is painful, exhausting and upsetting, adding financial pressure to this stressful time is grossly unfair, says Sarah, 34, who was able to access three full IVF cycles because she lives in Scotland.

#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

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