Patient Session – ESHRE CONGRESS London 2013
TOPIC: Managing relationship through infertility
Organised by Fertility Europe
SESSION CO-ORDINATORS/MODERATORS: Clare Lewis-Jones (United Kingdom), Denisa Priadkova (Slovakia) and Satu Rautakallio–Hokkanen (Finland)
SESSION DESCRIPTION: It is our aim to present evidence of what is and is not happening across Europe in terms of managing the relationship during fertility treatment. It is well documented that infertility can affect the relationship negatively. The session is aimed to cover all aspects of managing the relationship, the difficulties and the depression people go through, the work environment and the social pressure and see the couple as a patient. We will include both the perspective of patients and professionals.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Clinicians, psychologists, biologists, embryologists, counselors, midwives, nurses and other paramedicals working in the field of reproductive medicine, any person involved in health education, patient representatives.
1. Mrs. Sheila Pike MA
Senior Counsellor, Jessop Fertility, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UK
“Decision-making, ending treatment and the couple relationship: a counselor’s perspective”
2. Mrs. Helga Sol– Social Worker, Iceland
“Love, sex and infertility. The art of growing as a couple when dealing with infertility.”
3. Mr. Erikjan Bor – board member of Patients’ Organisation FREYA, The Netherlands
“Surviving Infertility: How I never became a dad, but still going strong with my wife”
4. Mr. Tim Child MA MD MRCOG – Consultant Gynaecologist in Oxford, UK
“Ending fertility treatment- when, why and how should clinicians advise our patients?”