This event is aimed at demystifying the myths surrounding infertility with a focus on current advances in medicine as well as other medically accepted interventions. This event aims to connect women who are struggling with infertility with service providers.

The event thus seeks to answer the question; What options are available for women and couples struggling with infertility?

THE THEME: BREAKING THE INFERTILITY BARRIER

WHEN: SATURDAY JUNE 8, 2019

WHERE: NAIROBI SAFARI CLUB HOTEL

TIME: 7:30 AM – 1 PM

PREAMBLE

According to the World Health Organization, infertility is the inability of a sexually active, non-contracepting couple to achieve pregnancy in one year. Infertility knows no gender, race or even social status. Data from the Kenya Fertility Society shows that two in every 10 couples suffer from infertility. The data further shows that 4.2 million Kenyans require interventions so as to conceive.

Traditionally, problems with infertility were solved through the husband getting another wife to bear children for him or the woman divorcing the man and getting married to another man for her to bear children. Even then, the burden was always on the woman despite the fact that both men and women are affected equally by infertility.

With the advent of technology, managing infertility has been made much easier. There are several clinics and hospitals that operate locally and which offer affordable treatments to help women bear children. Not to be left behind, insurance companies have also included infertility treatments in their packages. This shows that there is increasing demand locally for treating infertility. The strides made are, however, marred by lack of awareness. As a result, many women continue to suffer in silence.

The event thus seeks to link participants with the clinics, hospitals and insurance agencies that offer custom-made services for women struggling with infertility.  This will be a good avenue for women desiring to become mothers to get contacts of different fertility clinics in Kenya, the services they offer and the cost of treatment. Participants will also get free physician consultation.