Fertility Week is an annual event in the first week of November created by Fertility Network UK. It shines a light on the fertility issues that affect 3.5 million people in the UK and around 50 million people worldwide.
Fertility Network UK continues to create awareness, educate and change perceptions around fertility itself and fertility issues. As well as promote the support that the Fertility Network, other support networks, including fertility clinics like ourselves, offer at every stage of the fertility journey.
The big message this year is to remember that you’re not alone in your experiences. Advice and support are available from our team of experts that have helped many patients realise their dream of becoming parents over the last 35 years.
World Fertility Day – 2nd November
Online magazine support network IVFbabble is hosting the fourth annual World Fertility Day on the 2nd of November during this year’s fertility week.
World Fertility Day celebrates anyone on their journey to parenthood. It is a national event to help raise awareness of fertility issues, offer support, and reduce the stigma around fertility problems. This year, IVFbabble campaign focuses on fertility hindsight, encouraging people to share what they would say to their younger selves regarding their fertility.
What’s going on during Fertility Week 2021?
During Fertility Week there’s an entire programme of webinars and activities to raise awareness and support those experiencing fertility problems. Each day of Fertility Week has a theme:
Monday, November 1st #fertilityfairness Fertility Network UK explores the fertility inequalities and the fairness surrounding the access to NHS-funded fertility treatment regardless of race, sexuality and postcode.You can learn more and share your experiences at the Fertility networks #fertilityfairness webinar, hosted by a familiar face Dr Raj Mathur, the British Fertility Society chair.
Tuesday, 2nd #donorday, to raise awareness of the need for ethnic minority gamete and embryo donors. And to encourage others to consider donating and for those who have been through their own IVF journey and decided their IVF family is complete to consider embryo donation.
Wednesday, 3rd #HIMfertility, is focusing on male fertility. Men will share their experiences, thoughts and feelings about fertility issues. Watch out on Twitter.
Thursday 4th #fertilityed it is education day which cover various topics, including lifestyle factors that may affect fertility. There will also be a focus on the need for better education on fertility issues and encouraging a more supportive work environment for employees.
Friday #talkfertility highlights the supporting strategies for those with fertility issues or going through their fertility journey. And the effects of COVID-19 on patients during their fertility treatments.
Join in the conversation this week with Fertility Network UK and look out for all the hashtags #WorldFertilityDay #IVFbabbleWFD #WestandbyyouonWFD and #YouAreNotAlone #fertilityfairness #donorday #HIMfertility #fertilityed #talkfertility #fertilityhindsight
Manchester Fertility is here for you
With more than 35 years of experience supporting individuals and couples with fertility issues, our Manchester Fertility team understands the impact it can have on everyone involved.
Fertility issues can have extensive effects on mental health, too. Raising awareness of fertility, talking about experiences, and sharing advice during Fertility Week can help break down the stigma around infertility and ensure everyone feels supported.
Both men and women can be affected by fertility issues and may need extra support to fulfil their dreams of starting a family. If you’re worried about your fertility, don’t suffer in silence - seek help soon, and you could discover that there are a number of options available to help you get you started on your journey.
Manchester Fertility offers advice and support with compassion - we understand that every person’s fertility journey is different. If you’d like to find out more about your fertility, our fertility assessments can help you get started. You can talk to our New Patient Team of experts by calling us on 0161 300 2737 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: 2nd November 2021