Welcome to our blog. On this page we will share topical issues involving the fertility sector.
Welcome to our blog!
Our blog is a space to share valuable and relevant information and personal experiences from the fertility sector. Our blog features:
- insights from our staff and Authority members
- guest articles from fertility experts, patients and those effected by fertility treatment
- valuable tips on how you can best use our website and resources to find the information you're looking for.
- 29/03/22 - The HFEA 30 years on - what needs to change?
22/02/22 - Fertility treatment and I
Laura-Rose Thorogood, Founder of The LGBT Mummies Tribe, on becoming a mother
15/02/22 - Reducing multiple births: giving patients the best chance of a healthy baby
Jane Denton, Director of The Multiple Births Foundation, looks at the progress made to reduce IVF multiple birth rates.
10/10/21 - How to thrive and not simply survive during fertility treatment
Clare Goulty on her fertility journey spanning six years.
07/07/21 - My children have a wonderful life, but part of them will always wonder where they come from
Tracy shares her journey of being a parent to donor-conceived children.
05/07/21 - I was delighted that a child had been born from my donation, but had a strong emotional response
Donor Andrew shares his experience of discovering that a child had been born using his donation.
22/06/21 - Surrogacy in the UK is built on trust and patience, but it's absolutely possible to create your family this way
Michael from TwoDads talks about their experience with using surrogacy to have their family.
26/04/21 - My advice for fertility patients: be informed and confident in your knowledge about treatment add-ons
Former fertility patient Jo, who had her baby after five years of fertility treatment, shares her advice on treatment add-ons and the importance of information.
15/03/21 - Breaking the myths about Endometriosis
Chief Executive of Endometriosis UK, Emma Cox, dispels some myths about the condition for Endometriosis Awareness Month.
18/12/20 - Give yourself the ultimate gift of self-compassion - permission to look after yourself
Angela Pericleous-Smith, Chair of BICA, offers advice on dealing with the festive season and its emotional complications.
28/10/20 - As an informed and evolved young Black woman, with exposure to information, even I blamed myself for our infertility
Noni Martins is a Zimbabwean-British blogger at unfertility.com who hopes to break the silence, stigma and shame by demystifying the infertility & IVF journey.
13/10/20 - #BlackLivesMatter in fertility treatment too
Reverend Ermal Kirby, ordained minister of The Methodist Church and member of the Authority, discusses infertility issues in the African and Caribbean communities.
30/09/20 - How and why does fertility treatment vary for families?
Amanda Evans, HFEA Research Manager, discusses our latest report: Family formations in fertility treatment 2018 (published September 2020).
18/09/20 - The challenges of the pandemic on the fertility sector, what we learnt and how we responded
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought big changes to all of us. The fertility sector is no exception.
30th anniversary expert series
26/11/21 - The Sperm Donor’s Dilemma
Professor Turi King looks at the sperm donor’s dilemma
12/11/21 - Harnessing the full power of CRISPR-mediated genome editing
Rebecca Lea and Kathy Niakan discuss the development of CRISPR-based techniques.
30/09/21 - Future perfect: possible children, science and ethics
David Archard's thoughts on the Warnock Report's discussion about future possible developments in the gene editing of early-stage embryos.
08/09/21 - Anonymity for donors until children turn 18 – can this be maintained?
Debbie Kennett discusses whether anonymity for donors until children turn 18 can be maintained.
31/05/21 - Embryos, genes & regulation: the impact of scientific progress on future reproductive medicine and the HFEA
Andy Greenfield looks at the impact of scientific progress on future reproductive medicine and the HFEA.
22/04/21 - Navigating your way through fertility information
Fertility Network's Kate Brian on the importance of access to good support and accurate information for fertility patients.
31/03/21 - The HFEA at 30: Is society ready for the law to change?
Outgoing HFEA Chair Sally Cheshire has her say on what our 30th anniversary means.
09/02/21 - The HFEA at 30: where do we go from here?
2021 is the 30th anniversary of the HFEA. In this article Peter Thompson, our Chief Executive looks to the future of fertility treatment.
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Review date: 27 May 2024