Task Force Fertility Preservation in Severe Diseases
The Task Force’s initial objectives will focus on fertiltity preservation in cancer and any other severe diseases in which fertility preserving techniques should be offered to men and women.
Task Force Developing Countries and Infertility
The aim of the Task Force is to raise the awareness surrounding the problem of childlessness in resource-poor countries, to study the ethical, socio-cultural and economical aspects of childlessness and infertility care in these countries and to make infertility diagnosis and infertility treatment including assisted reproductive technologies available and accessible for a much larger part of the population.
Task Force Cross-border Reproductive Care
The aim of this taskforce is to gather reliable data on the number of patients who cross European borders to access ART, and on the reasons why they travel.
Task Force on Fertility and Viral Diseases
This Task Force aims to offer a platform of collaboration between ESHRE and the "Centres for Reproductive Assistance Techniques in HIV in Europe" (CREATHE).
Task Force Basic Scientists in Reproductive Medicine
As the seeds for innovation are to be sought in basic research laboratories, the principal aim of this new Task Force is to bring the basic scientists related to Reproduction closer into all our activities.
Task Force Reproduction and Society
This Task Force aims to review and synthesize knowledge and evidence on the demography, reproductive epidemiology and health economics of fertility, in order to:
- Promote universal access to essential reproductive health care both with regard to preventive measures and treatment possibilities.
- Provide information to colleagues, citizens, policymakers and other stakeholders in Europe on the current situation and trends in fertility, infertility and underlying risk factors.
- Campaign for:
• increase public awareness concerning risk factors affecting a couple’s fecundity • a realistic perception of what can/can’t be overcome by ART • factors affecting an earlier onset of family building among young couples
- Based on current evidence to provide estimates of the consequences of reducing risk factors on infertility prevalence
EU Tissues & Cells Directive Task Force
The newly established ESHRE EUTCD Task Force met for the first time on 22 February 2010 at ESHRE headquarters in Brussels.
The main objectives were established as:
- ascertain the impact of the EUTCD in Europe.
- establish the highest professional standards in ART.
- encourage best collaboration with the regulators.
- provide ESHRE's National Representatives with documentation to help collaboration with the competent authorities
Task Force Management of Fertility Units
The Task Force on management of IVF units will be recognised as a forum which promotes interest in, and understanding of, relevant management topics with the aim to:
- support ESHRE members in organising their IVF units and broadening their management expertise.
- call the attention of politicians and policy makers to IVF specific management issues.
Task Force Ethics & Law
The Task Force Ethics & Law draws up ethical guidelines on specific moral issues in the practice of ART.
Draft Document Task Force Ethics & Law on 'Sex selection for non-medical reasons' open for comments from the ESHRE community until 13 February 2013.