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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.

A hello and introduction from our new interim management team!

Find out more about our interim Chief Executive and Head of Fundraising

Fresh agony for would-be parents in battle over county’s IVF service

NHS-funded IVF treatment in Cambridgeshire was suspended in September 2017

Southeastern high-speed train driver swaps rail-track for race-track

  Deal based racing driver, Toby Trice, will be making his motorsport debut this weekend (May 18th) at the Ginetta Racing Drivers Club (GRDC) in Snetterton Park, Norfolk. The 28-year-old will be realising a dream as he lines up on the grid for his debut season with leading British Touring…

Support for midwives with infertility and having fertility treatments

Written by Katie Eaves, Senior Midwife at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust

WARRIOR – Battling infertility, staying sane while trying to conceive

Let’s talk fertility. Fertility problems affect 1 in 8 couples and yet it’s not talked about very often. Tori Day has self-published her book based on her fertility journal while struggling to conceive.

Check out the new Understanding Fertility report courtesy of The Times & Raconteur, in association with Fertility Network

In 2016 the number of women having children over 40 was higher than the number of women under 20 for the first time since World War II, demonstrating that fertility treatments have come on leaps and bounds. Nonetheless, people all over the world are still plagued with infertility issues. The…

Be kind to yourself this Mother’s Day

For anyone in the fertility community Mother’s Day can be one of the most agonising days of the year. You can be bombarded with Mother’s Day posts on social media, as well as adverts on television and cards in shops even in the weeks coming up to this Sunday. No…

I froze my eggs to have family but archaic laws mean I’m about to lose my only chance

Women should have the right to choose when to have children.

NHS Herts Valleys CCG reinstate funding for IVF

Effective from the 1st April 2019, Herts Valleys clinical commissioning group (CCG) have decided to reinstate funding for one IVF cycle for eligible couples. In October 2017, the CCG took the decision to withdraw funding for IVF when it was placed in formal financial turnaround. This week’s decision reinstates the…

Fertility Network UK Patient Survey

We would love to hear your feedback and experience of the services that Fertility Network provide, as well as any suggestions for improvement. Please click here to complete the survey.

CCG inefficiencies ‘blocking’ access to IVF

Exclusive to HSJ Data shows 13 clinical commissioning groups spent at least £4,000 per IVF cycle, while six spent £2,000 or less Fertility charity says “financial inefficiences” blocking access to IVF at time when access is at historic low NHS England to introduce non-mandatory benchmark prices to help CCGs obtain…

Things that matter are hard: a review of “Instant Family“

There is a moment about a third of the way into the new film Instant Family that felt as though someone had recorded my conversation in private and played it out to a cinema full of people. It was funny, awful, upsetting but utterly real all at the same time…

Fertility Network launches Fertility in the Workplace initiative to support employers and employees

Speaking at the launch of Fertility Network’s Fertility in the Workplace initiative, chief executive Aileen Feeney said: ‘Fertility treatment is on the increase with approaching 68,000 treatment cycles carried out every year in the UK and 1 in 6 couples (3.5 million people) affected, yet the majority of employers do not have…

Fresh hope for fertility patients in South Norfolk

South Norfolk CCG to reinstate NHS IVF from 1 April 2019 Sarah Norcross, co-chair of campaign group Fertility Fairness, said: ‘The news that South Norfolk clinical commissioning group (CCG) is reinstating NHS IVF from 1 April 2019 will give immense hope to fertility patients in South Norfolk. Clinically eligible women…

Fresh hope for childless couples as Fertility Network’s #Scream4IVF petition is presented to Prime Minister Theresa May

On the 14th of January at 3pm, leading national patient charity Fertility Network presented its #Scream4IVF petition calling for fair access to NHS fertility treatment and an end to the IVF postcode lottery to Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street, London. Petitions which reach 100,000 signatures prove the public…

What to do with unused fertility medicines

Your IVF treatment cycle is over and you’ve got leftover fertility drugs. What can you do with these unused fertility medications? You may not want to see them go to waste, especially if you had to pay for these very expensive medicines yourself, but is it okay to donate or…