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Is infertility a taboo subject?

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Three years ago, as press releases announced the launch of a high-profile, public exhibition aimed at couples struggling to conceive, Jenni Murray on Woman’s Hour dubbed it “the Ideal Home Exhibition for making babies”.

Meanwhile The Daily Mail went undercover to write an exposé titled, “There’s one born every minute”.

But as the fourth Fertility Show opens at London’s Olympia Exhibition Centre next week, staged in association with leading patient support charity Infertility Network UK, have times moved on? Is infertility losing its taboo status? Can we now talk about this subject as just another aspect of modern life?

As the reality of infertility affects more and more people, as every day newspapers carry in depth features on it and as 4,000 people make the journey next week to visit an event all about infertility, we think so.

By offering first rate seminars and access to some of the best brains in fertility, the organisers of the Fertility Show hope to contribute to sufferers’ understanding and knowledge as well as to help remove the shame often associated with infertility.

There are hundreds of thousands out there dealing with it. Here is an event just for them.

Nov 3-4 sees 60 of the UK’s top fertility specialists, many who are normally only available via elusive NHS funding or alternatively through expensive, privately-paid consultations, presenting seminars for just £1 each on every aspect of infertility.

From nutrition, stress and ovarian reserve to IVF, sperm quality and surrogacy.

Leading names include;

Julian Norman-Taylor, Chelsea and Westminster NHS
Stuart Lavery, Hammersmith Hospital NHS
Yacoub Khalaf, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS
Geeta Nargund, St George’s Hospital NHS
Simon Fishel, CARE Fertility
Sam Abdalla, Lister Fertility Clinic
Raj Rai, St Mary’s Hospital NHS
Magdy Assad, London Fertility Centre
Tarek El-Touky, Guy’s and St Thomas’s NHS
Anil Gudi, Homerton Hospital NHS
Allan Pacey, University of Sheffield
Charles Kingsland, Liverpool Women’s NHS
Zita West
Marilyn Glenville

…and 50 other specialists.

Admission just £10 (ten pounds). Seminars an additional £1 (one pound) each.

The Fertility Show.
Sat & Sun, November 3-4, 2012.
Olympia Exhibition Centre, London W14.

Alison Smith-Squire

Alison Smith-Squire is a writer, journalist and media agent selling exclusive real life stories to newspapers, magazines and TV. She owns the sell my story website, which was set up to help ordinary people sell their stories to the press.

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