About Fertility Educational Initiative

In April 2016, a joint national conference (“Fertility Summit”) was held by the British Fertility Society, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to discuss lack of knowledge about fertility and its impact on people. Over 200 senior figures from health, education and government attended the conference. The meeting triggered the Fertility Health Task Force and eventually the Fertility Education Initiative (FEI) Special Interest Group of the British Fertility Society. The FEI was chaired by Professor Adam Balen until July 2022.

Learn more about the Fertility Summit and Fertility Health Task Force that influenced the FEI

Professor Jacky Boivin, Cardiff University is the current Chair of the Fertility Education Initiative (since July 2022).  The deputy Chairs are Mr Justin Chu, Birmingham Women’s And Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and University if Birmingham and Professor Joyce Harper, University College London.

The FEI aims to deliver fertility and reproductive health education under three themes: 

  1. Understanding human fertility that includes human reproduction and male and female reproductive health.
  2. Understanding modern families that includes societal and cultural variations in family building and routes to parenthood.
  3. Understanding medically assisted reproduction that includes what it can and cannot do, and how it might impact on how human beings are made in the future.
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