Time for a European game-changing movement on infertility
In the European Union alone 25 million citizens face infertility
Infertility affects 1 in 6 couples worldwide
Infertility is a difficult issue to deal with. The 25 million citizens affected need every bit of support from their friends, families, employers, society and policymakers. Unfortunately, they often face hardship and barriers.
Together we can help make their journey easier.
Dealing with infertility should not mean battling with stigma, or with lack of information. It should not mean a struggle accessing treatment or gathering the funds to make treatment possible. It should not mean fighting for recognition of basic human rights.
During European Fertility Week 2019,
we call on policymakers to:
- Recognise the right to try to have a child as a universal right across the EU
- Ensure equal, fair and safe access to infertility treatments
- Provide public funding for all lines of infertility treatments
- Engage the public sector in providing better information about fertility and infertility
- Implement communication campaigns to remove the stigma associated with infertility
About the European Fertility Week
For over 10 years now, Fertility Europe has represented infertility patients - through advocacy to regulators and support for the member associations in more than 20 countries and the millions of patients they represent.
This is the fourth Fertility Week organised by Fertility Europe. In 2018 we launched a five-point Call to Action. During European Fertility Week 2019 (held from 4-10 November 2019) we are organising an event in the European Parliament (on 5 November 2019) to promote the Call to Action to policymakers across the European Union. We are also currently gathering support to create an MEP interest group on fertility.