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  • BFS Chairperson, Professor Adam Balen, was quoted in the media last week, in response to the Daily Mail investigation into egg sharing practices in some IVF clinics. Although the investigation raised some important concerns and the HFEA are investigating accordingly, the practices described are not typical nor are they widespread in the field of fertility […]

  • Professor Adam Balen, Chair and spokesperson for The British Fertility Society said:   “The British Fertility Society publishes good, clear evidence based guidelines, and upholds the highest standards of ethical practice. Any concern about individual clinics should be investigated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).   “Egg sharing practice is legitimate and can […]

  • Professor Adam Balen, Chair of the British Fertility Society (BFS) recently gave his response to two questions: What are the implications of the trend to late motherhood on mother and child?   “The age at which women are having babies has increased over the past few decades due a range of social, professional and financial […]

  • The ABA are delighted to bring you another exciting programme at their Annual General Meeting on Thursday 18th May 2017 in Birmingham! To find out more about the event, programme and to register please visit:    

  • Presenting your work at Fertility 2018 is an excellent opportunity to showcase new research and innovations, stimulate debate and enhance career prospects. There are oral paper prizes for ACE pre-reg, SRF PhD Students, BFS Young Clinician, Scientist and Nurse submissions along with poster prizes for each society and a joint People’s poster prize. Submission deadline: […]

  • REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR BFS STUDY WEEK 2017 To be held on 19-22 June, at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London, Kensington. The full Programme and booking link at:  WWW.BFSSTUDYWEEK.ORG.UK REGISTER HERE With limited places, we recommend you book now to secure your place and also benefit from your substantial membership discount. With the Effective Fertility Services and […]

  • Professor Adam Balen, Chair of the British Fertility Society said:   “We greatly welcome this announcement from the Scottish Government – it means that from 1 April, new patients referred for IVF treatment on the NHS in Scotland may be eligible for three full cycles rather than two, increasing their chances of conceiving a baby. […]

  • It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor John Newton MD FRCOG , BFS Executive Committee Secretary  (1989-1993),  has died. It was during John Newton’s tenure of office that the phenomenal growth in membership took off; he was also responsible for setting up a modern office organisation and arranging lasting links with a number of large […]

  • Family matters. Launch event – European Policy Audit on Fertility The European Policy Audit on Fertility (EPAF) is a joint project of FE and ESHRE conducted under unrestricted grant from Merck. It is supposed to serve to collect, assess and compare up-to date information about the national fertility spectrum and policies in pre-selected European countries, […]

  • Chair of the British Fertility Society, Professor Adam Balen, will join a much anticipated debate about fertility treatment ‘add-ons’ on 29 March. ‘Add-ons’ are procedures and treatments offered alongside IVF which may not be supported by robust evidence. They recently came under the spotlight during an episode of the BBC1 programme, Panorama, which questioned the […]