Talking about fertility is key to raising awareness of fertility issues, breaking down taboos and shattering myths . That’s why #TalkFertility is at the heart of National Fertility Awareness Week 2017. We want to get people talking about the real facts about fertility – and not the myths and misconceptions.
On this page, you will find links to real life #TalkFertility stories, plus our #HiddenFaces videos which reveal what it’s actually like to face fertility problems. If you’d like to contribute your own #TalkFertility story, email email@example.com
Infertility – A Journey Nobody Expects by Gareth Brown
Life as a father has been amazing. My kids make me laugh and love like I’ve never before. Although it wasn’t an easy ride for my wife and I in conceiving. READ FULL STORY
Did you know:
Female fertility is falling from age 28 or earlier; at age 35 it declines rapidly – that is why fertility clinics do not accept egg donation from women over the age of 35. Download our #5AgesofFemaleFertility infographic to find out more.
Did you know:
Most women having IVF started trying for a baby in their early 30s; fertility data shows women having IVF in the UK were on average 35 years old and had been trying to conceive for 4 years. It is a media myth that IVF is for women who have left it too late. Download and share the infographics and change perceptions.
Sometimes it can be hard to know what to say to a loved one experiencing the heartbreak and emotional fragility of infertility. Being aware of ‘fertility etiquette’ can help. Soon you will be able to download our #TalkFertility guide for family and friends on what to say, what not to say and how best to provide support.
Watch our videos
#HiddenFaces: revealing the real faces behind fertility struggles
The pain of never
Recurring Miscarriage – Kate’s Story
Born to be a mother
The grief of childlessness
Without a womb
A final word
National Fertility Awareness Week: providing support, improving awareness, raising funds and changing perceptions