Fertility support

Three ways to build a fertility policy

The IVF Network hosted an event yesterday (2nd November) in London to discuss what employers should consider when building a fertility treatment policy.

A fifth of workers undergoing fertility treatment quit jobs

A fifth of employees undergoing fertility treatment have quit their job due to the way they were treated at work, according to a new report from Totaljobs and the Fawcett Society.

HR must break the IVF taboo

Many employees worry that disclosing their fertility journey to their employers will negatively affect their careers, according to founder of The IVF Network Charlotte Gentry.

Women undergoing fertility treatment experiencing unfair treatment at work

A new study found 22% of women who told their boss they were going through fertility treatment experienced unfair treatment at work.

Channel 4 launches fertility support policies for workers

Broadcaster Channel 4 has partnered with fertility testing service Hertility to introduce reproductive health and hormone testing to its employees.

Co-op launches fertility leave policy for 60,000 employees

Co-op has rolled out its new fertility treatment policies for employees and their partners who are going through the process.

Redundancy fear leads women to hide IVF from employers

More than half (58%) of women don't disclose their IVF treatment to their employers out of fear for losing their jobs.

IVF bill crucial step for championing women's reproductive health

A private member's bill to introduce a legal right for women to seek time off for fertility treatment could be a watershed moment for women's rights in the UK.

Family planning top benefit for young employees

Fertility benefits, such as IVF support, are beginning to be seen as a fundamental part of healthcare by young female employees.

Fertility support should be a statutory right, say HRs

Research shows that HR professionals recognise the value of fertility support in the workplace, but employees feel that this is lacking