#YouAreNotAlone

There are 3.5 million people in the UK facing fertility issues, that’s why National Fertility Awareness Week aims to:

  • change perceptions of fertility and infertility
  • signpost support across all stages of fertility journeys
  • raise funds to enable Fertility Network UK to continue helping all facing fertility issues.

Join us this 1-5 November 2021 and let’s raise our voices, change the conversation about fertility and ensure everyone who needs support receives it.

 

How you can help

Hold a Fertili-Tea and fundraise for us

Brew like you’ve never brewed before. Everything seems better after a cup of tea, so we’re asking patients, the public and fertility clinics to host a Fertili-Tea, selling tea and fertility-themed cakes to friends, family and colleagues and why not play the FNUK Fertili-Tea Quiz too. Download the quiz and Fertili-Tea assets here. Contact gwenda@fertilitynetworkuk.org for more info.

 

Get involved during the week

Mon 1 Nov #FertilityFairness

Fertility Network UK wants to see fair access to NHS-funded fertility treatment for all eligible patients regardless of postcode, race or sexuality. Look out for our survey on access to NHS IVF, info on fertility treatment and success rates for Black, Asian and other ethnic minority fertility patients and hear the experiences of the LGBTQ+ community.

Learn more and share your experiences at our #FertilityFairness webinar, hosted by Dr Raj Mathur, chair of the British Fertility Society. Registration details coming soon.

Tue 2 Nov #DonorDay

On #DonorDay we’ll highlight the work of the national donor recruitment campaign in Scotland, raise awareness of the need for ethnic minority gamete and embryo donors, and encourage the public to consider gamete donation and fertility patients who have completed their IVF family to consider embryo donation.

Learn more and share your experiences at our #DonorDay webinar, hosted by Nina Barnsley, director of the Donor Conception Network. Registration details coming soon.

Wed 3 Nov #HIMFertility

#HIMFertility is all about male fertility. Men are half of the fertility equation and their experiences, thoughts and feelings matter equally. Look out for a twitter takeover by the HIMfertility crew and many other male voices throughout the day.

Find out more and share your circumstances at our #HimFertility webinar, this will be a male only fireside chat with members of HIMFertility. Registration details coming soon.

Thu 4 Nov #FertilityEd

Fertility education is the focus on Thursday. We highlight FNUK’s education initiatives: Your Future Fertility which aims to inform young people about the factors, including lifestyle, that can affect fertility, and Fertility in the Workplace which encourages employers to provide a supportive work environment and helps employees to know their rights.

Find out more and share your circumstances at our #FertilityEd webinar, hosted by Professor Joyce Harper, co-founder of the British Fertility Society’s Fertility Education Initiative. Registration details coming soon.

Fri 5 Nov #TalkFertility

Friday’s #TalkFertility is all about celebrating patient voices and highlighting coping strategies for both current fertility patients and people who are childless not by choice. We will be signposting where to find help, and sharing the results of an FNUK survey looking at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on fertility patients and their treatment.

 

Look out for videos, blogs and much more on all these topics from fertility experts, health professionals, patients and others during the week. If you are or have been affected by any of NFAW’s featured fertility issues and would like to share your story with the media during NFAW or contribute a blog (max 500 words) or short video (less than 1min), email media@fertilitynetworkuk.org.

Download the logos by clicking on the images below (right click and select ‘save image’):

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If you’re tweeting or posting during the week, use the hashtags #YouAreNotAlone #NFAW and the relevant daily hashtags.

National Fertility Awareness Week:

changing perceptions, signposting support

and raising funds