BFS Press Office

About the BFS Press Office

Contact the Press Office

Our press officer can be contacted between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday on +44 (0)1454 642 244

Omar Jamshed


BFS News

For a round of the latest fertility stories and access to the BFS newsletter archive, please visit the news section.


BFS Clinical and Scientific fields

We can provide comment and expertise on clinical and scientific issues in this field, including:

  • Human fertility/Infertility (male and female)
  • Human embryology
  • Ovulation problems and polycystic ovaries
  • IVF (in vitro fertilisation)
  • IUI (intra-uterine insemination)
  • ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection)
  • GIFT (gamete intra fallopian transfer)
  • DI (donor insemination)
  • Research into ART (assisted reproductive technologies)
  • Sperm, egg and embryo storage
  • Sperm and egg donation
  • Egg sharing
  • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
  • Sex selection
  • Multiple births
  • Ethical issues
  • Consumer issues
  • Funding and resources
  • Policy
  • Guidelines
  • Counselling issues

Recent Press Releases


Nov 2013 Joint support for reduction in multiple births
Nov 2013 British Fertility Society response to study showing IVF children at no higher risk of childhood cancers
May 2013 British Fertility Society response to the publication of the National Infertility Group Report
Apr 2013 British Fertility Society pays respect on death of IVF ‘founding father’ Professor Sir Robert Edwards, CBE, FRS
Feb 2013 British Fertility Society response to the updated NICE guidance on fertility
Feb 2013 British Fertility Society statement on using known sperm donors
Jan 2013 British Fertility Society comment on Department of Health proposals for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)


Jun 2012 British Fertility Society response to announcement of the Department of Health consultation on fertility and human tissue regulation
Jun 2012 BFS statement on receiving news of the death of Mrs Lesley Brown
Jun 2012 David Healy
May 2012 British Fertility Society response to the review of the NICE fertility guidelines
Feb 2012 Response to cash reserves built up by the HFEA
Jan 2012 New research predicts miscarriage from foetal growth
Jan 2012 Babies born from frozen embryos are heavier and have longer gestation periods than those from fresh embryos
Jan 2012 Surrogacy does not have a negative effect on the surrogate’s own children


Oct 2011 BFS response to study in Human Reproduction on the risk of ovarian tumours following IVF treatment
Sep 2011 BFS response to paper in Nature Communications on in vitro production of fertile sperm from stem cells
Aug 2011 BFS responses study in Nature Communications on predicting the success of fertilisation in mouse eggs
Aug 2011 British Fertility Society response to Cell study on the creation of sperm and birth of live offspring from mouse embryonic stem cells
Jul 2011 British Fertility Society response to the announcement of a new "IVF lottery"
Jun 2011 British Fertility Society response to the report “Holding back the British IVF revolution?”
May 2011 British Fertility Society response to a column arguing that the NHS should not fund IVF treatments
Jan 2011 British Fertility Society response to HFEA launch of public consultation on sperm and egg donation

Archive of press releases...



Unfortunately the press office cannot provide patient information.  However, there are a number of organisations that can offer guidance and support on fertility and reproductive issues.  For more information, please contact Infertility Network UK directly via the link below.

Journalists, to interview patients please contact Infertility Network UK:-

Infertility Network UK Infertility Network UK is the national charity offering practical and emotional support to all those suffering from infertility.  They provide a wide range of services including professional advice, interactive website, quarterly magazine, and access to up to date accurate information and fact sheets on a wide range of infertility related issues.

Media Reviews

The media reviews provide a round-up of news coverage on fertility-related issues.

For the full archive of media reviews, please see the media review page.