Prolonged yet unsuccessful attempts to conceive or even undergoing long-awaited and much-desired fertility treatment are closely associated with emotional distress, anxiety or depression. Infertility affects more than 25 million EU citizens alone. Every sixth person of reproductive age experiences the condition. We all know someone who struggles with it but we may not know the real weight of infertility burden. It is therefore crucial to see infertility as a comorbidity to mental health issues and acknowledge the need for psychological support services across Europe for all individuals facing infertility and struggling with emotional burdens and distress. Thanks to our honourable hosts and amazing speakers we managed to achieve exactly that.
Mental health and psychosocial support are important when trying to conceive.
Annual European Fertility Week raises awareness of various aspects of infertility and its implications focusing this year on mental health challenges associated to infertility
Infertility is often experienced as emotionally challenging and demanding by women and men and may take a toll on the couple’s adjustment. Albeit this recognition, psychological support is still scarce around the world, with most patients reporting high levels of suffering during the infertility journey. […]
European citizens affected by infertility need your support in developing regulations that ensure easy, publicly funded, and timely access to evidence-based psychosocial care at any stage of their infertility journey. Background Infertility, defined as the inability to achieve a pregnancy after 12 months of regular […]
During ESHRE congress Fertility Europe held AGM and members meetings and presented patients’ perspective.