The Fertility Education Initiative is a programme of work dedicated to improving knowledge of fertility and reproductive health in the UK.
It was set up in response to a growing debate and concern amongst health and education professionals, about the lack of knowledge about age related decline in fertility in the UK.
In April 2016 a national conference was held at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) to discuss this issue, with over 200 senior figures from health, education and government. Read a summary of the event here.
The Fertility Education Initiative is a special interest group of the British Fertility Society, in partnership with the RCOG and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health (FSRH), Sex Education Forum, Brook, Sexpression, Teenage Pregnancy Knowledge Exchange, Infertility Network UK, Marie Stopes and Public Health England. It is chaired by Professor Jacky Boivin, University of Cardiff and the deputy Chairs are Professor Joyce Harper, University College London and Mr Justin Chu, Birmingham Women’s And Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and University if Birmingham. See the full list of taskforce members here