IVI understand that fertility treatment can be an anxious time for couples and recently we put out some research to help us better understand the impact it can have on couples. The results revealed that men could often be more deeply affected than women. In fact, 7 out of 10 men said going through IVF had a negative emotional impact on them, with twice as many men than women saying this can last for five years or more.
This highlighted the need for more to be done to support men during the process and that’s why we have developed The Men’s Guide to Fertility Treatment.
Our team of experts help create this guide, including Tony Rutherford, IVI Executive Director and a leading consultant in reproductive medicine, a fertility nurse from our London clinic, IVI’s Specialist Fertility Counsellor, and a dad who has been through two cycles of IVF. The Men’s Guide to Fertility Treatment, combines practical tips and advice, with support and insight into what to expect from a man’s point of view.
It identifies and addresses some of the most common worries that can crop up along the way. From finding out, there’s a problem, through giving a sperm sample and coping during treatment, how to take care of yourself and your partner, what happens to your sex life and what to do if anything goes wrong.
While the guide helps to put men’s minds at rest, it is just one part of the story. All IVI clinics offer specialist counselling for men, alongside expert medical advice to guide you through the practicalities. We hope that this helps to reassure men that there is the help and support available every step of the way with IVI and – most importantly – there is no shame in asking for it.
If you would like to contact us, with any questions or to arrange your first consultation, please phone our Patient Support Services on 0800 52 00 161, or you can use our contact form.