Fertility awareness week 2023

According to new research 1 in 6 people in the UK face fertility issues, that is approximately 3.5 million individuals. Around the world there are approximately 48 million couples who struggle with fertility. Fertility issues are not just a woman’s concern, male fertility issues are on the rise trending at about 20% and contributing to between 30% and 40% of all infertility cases.

Causes of infertility can be wide ranging for both the female and the male, seeking support and getting help can in some cases provide answers and help individuals on their fertility journey. Infertility is a condition where you can’t get pregnant after one year of trying to conceive. Causes of infertility can include ovulatory disorders, endometriosis, low sperm count or low testosterone. The risk of infertility increases as you age. There are many treatment options are available for people with infertility.

The national fertility awareness week which runs from 30th October to 5th November (2023) is about looking back and reflecting on how far the UK has come in treatments for fertility but also listening and talking about the struggles some individuals still have and how they can seek support to help them in their fertility journey.

Each individual will have their own story, some will have been successful, others not so and it is about supporting everyone. No-one thinks that they will ever have fertility issues until it happens to them.