Fertility awareness: what role does it play in preventing infertility?

Precongress Course 5

Psychology and Counselling Special Interest Group Psychology and Counselling


Course type
Advanced


Course Co-ordinators
Sofia Gameiro (Portugal)

 

Course description
This course aims to promote discussion about fertility awareness and the role it plays in preventing infertility.

 

Target audience
Clinicians, paramedics, psychologists and other mental health professionals, infertility researchers, …

 

Educational needs and expected outcomes

The course should provide you with
(a) an insight to why infertility awareness is linked to infertility prevention
(b) an in-depth understanding of levels of fertility awareness and knowledge of people in reproductive age in Europe and beyond
(c) an update on evidence based interventions to increase fertility awareness
(d) an update on evidence based interventions for fertility decision-making

 

Programme




Monday 01 January 1900

Chairs
Mariana Martins, Portugal
Giuliana Baccino, Spain
09:00 - 10:30
Session 1: Fertility awareness – Why is it important?
09:00 - 09:30
Realizing a desired family size: when should couples start? (lecture on behalf of Dik Habbema)
Tomas Sobotka, Austria
09:30 - 09:45
Discussion
09:45 - 10:15
Parenthood postponement: Why does it happen, what are the key trends, and what are the consequences?
Tomas Sobotka, Austria
10:15 - 10:30
Discussion
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 12:30
Session 2: Fertility awareness and knowledge in Europe and the rest of the world
11:00 - 11:30
Fertility awareness: what role does it play in preventing infertility?
Dorothea Wunder, Switzerland
11:30 - 11:45
Discussion
11:45 - 12:15
Fertility knowledge and awareness among obstetricians and gynaecologists
Brennan Peterson, U.S.A.
12:15 - 12:30
Discussion
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00
Session 3: Evidence based interventions & tools to increase fertility awareness
13:30 - 14:00
The reproductive life plan
Jenny Stern, Sweden
14:00 - 14:15
Discussion
14:15 - 14:45
FertiStat fertility awareness tool
Jacky Boivin, United Kingdom
14:45 - 15:00
Discussion
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
15:30 - 17:00
Session 4: Family planning and fertility decision-making
15:30 - 16:00
Fertility Assessment and Counselling
Kathrine Birch Petersen, Denmark
16:00 - 16:15
Discussion
16:15 - 16:45
Fertility awareness online: The efficacy of a fertility education website in increasing knowledge and changing fertility beliefs
Emily Koert, United Kingdom
16:45 - 17:00
Discussion