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National Fertility Awareness Week

By October 21, 2021No Comments
Fertility Network UK

It’s National Fertility Awareness Week: 1st-5th November 2021

 

#YOU ARE NOT ALONE

National Fertility Awareness Week is all about extending support to those facing fertility issues. The fertility journey sounds like a simple process to many, but people who face complications have to pass through a series of treatments without any assurance. There are 3.5 Million people in the UK facing fertility issues. On the occasion of National Fertility Awareness Week, Nua Fertility would love to extend their support to Fertility Network UK that 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 us raise our voices, change the conversation about fertility and ensure everyone who needs support receives it.

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 Fertility Network Uk’s #FertilityFairness webinar, hosted by Dr Raj Mathur, chair of the British Fertility Society.

Tue 2 Nov #DonorDay

On #DonorDay Fertility Network UK will 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 Fertility Network Uk’s #DonorDay webinar, hosted by Nina Barnsley, director of the Donor Conception network.

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 Fertility Network Uk’s #HimFertility webinar, this will be a male only fireside chat with members of HIMFertility.

Thu 4 Nov #FertilityEd

Fertility education is the focus on Thursday. It will aim to 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 Fertility Network Uk’s#FertilityEd webinar, hosted by Professor Joyce Harper, co-founder of the British Fertility Society’s Fertility Education Initiative.

Fri 5 Nov #TalkFertility

Friday’s #TalkFertility is 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 or short video (less than 1min), email media@fertilitynetworkuk.org

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

For more information, please visit www.fertilitynetworkuk.org

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