Aug 18, 2013

Fertility Awareness Week 2013-August 25-August 30

Fertility Awareness Week 2013 is an awareness campaign endorsed by the Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) & Philippine Society of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility (PSREI) in collaboration with Merck Serono to improve knowledge surrounding fertility and recognize the issue of infertility.

o   Why drive this campaign?
§  Infertility affects 1 in 10 couples and prevents the opportunity to build families across the globe.
§  Asia has one of the lowest fertility rates in the world.
§  Despite the treatment options available, there is currently a lack of knowledge surrounding risk factors and the reasons behind fertility problems.

o   Merck Serono and the medical community seek to develop the opportunities for women to conceive by providing information on infertility and local treatment options through local awareness programs while encouraging them to talk about their fertility problems with their partners and GP or fertility specialist.

o   The week-long event will feature a web congress via the Hope for Starting Families campaign online platform, which will highlight the nature of infertility, barriers to understanding the condition, and treatment options available in the Philippines for Filipino couples seeking to conceive. 
Please click the following link to watch the video on "Fertility Awareness Week":


Pictures from the Bloggers' Workshop on Fertility Awareness organized by MerkSerono at F1 Hotel, Global City Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines on August 16, 2013.

participants and organizer of the workshop
Prof. Cris Paner and Dr. Ancheta, the guest speaker

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