The pros and cons of online fertility forums

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Online fertility forums have built communities and safe spaces where people can share knowledge and advice, but they can also spread hearsay and inaccurate information

Six lifestyle factors affecting fertility

People trying for a baby often make lifestyle modifications to increase their natural fertility and treatment efficacy. And while the impact of things such as stress and obesity are well understood, there are some lesser-known factors that people may not know about

Improving access to IVF is vital

A postcode lottery, strict eligibility criteria and the high cost of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) mean treatment is simply not an option for many aspiring parents

Why workplace fertility support is good for all

‘Workplaces need to be proactive now and ensure employees facing fertility issues are supported’

Why fertility education must be on the curriculum

Confusing and contradictory information online has highlighted the need for better sex and relationship education in schools

Why male fertility needs greater attention

With sperm counts falling, the need for research into both the causes and treatments for male infertility has never been greater

Should fertility treatment be an employee right?

Workers in the UK are by law entitled to time off work for maternity and paternity leave. But with more organisations now offering fertility treatments as an employee benefit, should procedures be considered simply a ‘perk’ or a statutory right?

Tackling the stigma around male infertility

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Fertility is a medical frontier where the gender gap is disturbingly wide and male infertility an under-researched part of the conception equation