Fertility New Zealand is committed to supporting, advocating for and educating all people who face infertility challenges at all stages of their journey and beyond. Fertility NZ was founded in 1990 and is a registered charity. It operates on a national level and much of its work is undertaken by dedicated volunteers. Fertility NZ provides assistance for people with fertility issues through the following channels:
Support A network of regular support gatherings, workshops and contact groups throughout the country; an 0800 line and email address for enquiries, and infertility forums on our website where Members can provide support to one another.
Information Informative fact sheet brochures; a series of information videos; regular publication of The Dandelion newsletter and email updates to Members; conferences and information events.
Advocacy Representing the voice of people affected by infertility on medical, ethical and policy issues.
October 24, 2014
The University of Auckland (Lucas and Shelling) conducted a study on students' awareness of fertility. It revealed that students' lack of awareness of the impact age has on fertility is alarming. Equally concerning is their overestimation of the success of ART.
October 16, 2014
Family-friendly or anti-family? The Daily Mail reports that Apple and Facebook are paying to freeze female employee's eggs. Although this may improve women's chance of pregnancy success later in life, IVF is not a 'golden ticket', and there is no guarantee that those eggs will result in live birth.