Course description

Course type

Advanced

Course description

Access to infertility care depends largely on who you are, in which country you live and your religious belief. In resource-poor countries economical reasons play a major role; for lesbians, singles and transgenders, social and legal issues are most important. In this Campus course we aim to provide broad coverage of the multitude of causes responsible for poor access to infertility care, including economic, socio-cultural, religious and legal factors. Our goal is to give an update on the actual reasons for inequal access to infertility care worldwide. Different experts in the field of reproductive health and human reproduction will review the different factors associated with poor access. Consideration will be given to the actual and future role of international (scientific) organisations, NGOs, foundations, health care providers and politicians working in the field of reproductive health. Finally, a number of possible actions and solutions to increase access to infertility care and assisted reproductive technologies will be discussed.


Course objectives

  • To give an update on the current situation considering limited access to infertility care and infertility treatment on a global scale
  • To review current and expected actions from international scientific organisations, NGOs and foundations
  • To discuss the reasons for limited access to infertility care and how to overcome the problem


Target audience

All clinicians, scientists, embryologists, nurses, IVF laboratory technicians, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, epidemiologists and politicians interested in the field of infertility care from a worldwide perspective

 

Educational needs and expected outcomes

The course aims to provide an insight into the reasons for limited access to infertility care, an understanding of the broader implications of universal access to infertility care, and an update on current and expected actions from international scientific organisations, NGOs and foundations.

 

Innovative aspects

This is a comprehensive course covering the wide range of factors responsible for limited access to infertility care worldwide. It is our aim to discuss this issue with all working in the field of reproductive health.


Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Case presentations
  • Case discussions

Language

The official language of the course is English. 

Certificate of attendance

Participants can obtain a certificate of attendance after completing the workshop evaluation on the App. After the course, ESHRE will send an e-mail with the link and more information.