The elusive male point of view - towards a deeper understanding of men’s roles in reproductive health and MAR treatments

Precongress Course 8

 Special Interest Group Psychology and Counselling

Course type

Course Co-ordinators
Mariana Martins (Portugal)


Course description
This course aims to provide the latest evidence on the male perspective on reprodutive health in general and MAR treatments in particular and on effective interventions aimed at engaging men as an ative decision-maker in fertility care.


Target audience
Clinicians, mental health professionals, counsellors, reproductive health researchers, ethicists.


Educational needs and expected outcomes
The course should provide you with:

(a) an insight to why men have been secondary to fertility care
(b) an in-depth understanding of the specificities of the male perspective and narrative towards reproductive health and fertility care
(c) an update on evidence based interventions to engage men in fertility care
(d) practical tools and techniques to address male concerns and to engage men in clinical settings



Sunday 23 June 2019

Mariana Martins, Portugal
Giuliana Baccino, Spain
09:00 - 09:30
Sexual reproductive healthcare: Effective interventions with young male
Arik Marcell, U.S.A.
09:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 10:15
Men's fertility awareness: what do they know and how can we improve their fertility knowledge?
Juliana Pedro, Portugal
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
11:00 - 11:30
"Your count is zero": Male diagnosis and counselling
Tewes Wischmann, Germany
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:15
Gay father families
Susan Golombok, United Kingdom
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
Juliana Pedro, Portugal
Brennan Peterson, U.S.A.
13:30 - 14:00
Single father by choice families
Sophie Zadeh, United Kingdom
14:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 14:45
"I want to go back to our spontaneous ways": The pressure felt in the couple relationship by men
Mariana Martins, Portugal
14:45 - 15:00
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Mariana Martins, Portugal
Giuliana Baccino, Spain
15:30 - 16:00
Optimizing psychosocial resources for the infertile man
William Petok, U.S.A.
16:00 - 16:15
16:15 - 16:45
Men and fertility care: Clinical cases for hands-on practice
Tewes Wischmann, Germany
16:45 - 17:00