The continent’s first-ever fertility show promises to bring some of the world’s leading fertility experts to take part in the show happening on March 6 and 7 at the Gallagher
Convention Centre in Gauteng in Johannesburg.
These experts will be participating in Expert Talks, a cutting-edge talks programme, sponsored by the Infertility Awareness Association of South Africa, on current and pertinent topics that impact the journey to parenthood, presented by fertility and medical professionals and adoption specialists.
Today, according to research, one in 60 babies in America are born thanks to in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and other artificial treatments. In Denmark, Israel and Japan the figure is more than one in 25 – and rising. It is estimated that infertility in Africa affects one in six couples, which means that in Southern Africa alone there are eight million people
who suffer from infertility. These include singles and same-sex couples as social norms change, and increasingly women who wish to postpone childbearing while they pursue a career and are therefore more likely to need help when they do eventually want to fall pregnant.
“It is a first for South Africa to have all these world experts under one roof sharing their knowledge and expertise. A visit to IFAASA, Expert Talks is a must for anyone currently on a fertility journey or planning a pregnancy soon. These speakers are currently the best minds in the fertility industry!” Says Heidi Warricker, CEO and organiser of Fertility Show Africa
- ANDREW COUTTS from INTERNATIONAL FERTILITY COMPANY will be speaking on What Makes A Good Clinic? Choosing the Right Fertility Clinic Abroad.
- ANDREW MARTIN from FERTILITY LAW will be speaking on Legal Issues around Donor Cycles.
- BEATRICE & NICOLA RABKIN AND RONA MIRIMI from HORMONAL HARMONY will be speaking on Healthy lifestyle, diet and targeted supplements to optimise fertility.
- DR. GOOLAM MOHAMED from SANDTON FERTILITY CENTRE will be speaking on Female infertility: PCOS.
To mention a few.