BFS Press Office

About the BFS Press Office

Contact the Press Office

Our press officers can be contacted between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday on +44 (0)1454 642 244

Omar Jamshed

Fiona Docherty


BFS News

For a round of the latest fertility stories and access to the BFS newsletter archive, please visit the news section.


BFS Clinical and Scientific fields

We can provide comment and expertise on clinical and scientific issues in this field, including:

  • Human fertility/Infertility (male and female)
  • Human embryology
  • Ovulation problems and polycystic ovaries
  • IVF (in vitro fertilisation)
  • IUI (intra-uterine insemination)
  • ICSI (intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection)
  • GIFT (gamete intra fallopian transfer)
  • DI (donor insemination)
  • Research into ART (assisted reproductive technologies)
  • Sperm, egg and embryo storage
  • Sperm and egg donation
  • Egg sharing
  • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
  • Sex selection
  • Multiple births
  • Ethical issues
  • Consumer issues
  • Funding and resources
  • Policy
  • Guidelines
  • Counselling issues

Recent Press Releases


January 2015 British Fertility Society reaction to UK parliament passing legislation on mitochondrial donation
January 2015 British Fertility Society reaction to announcement of date for House of Commons debate on mitochondrial donation
January 2015 British Fertility Society response to "Safety of Assisted Reproduction Technology" paper in the USA


Oct 2014 British Fertility Society welcomes NICE publication of Quality Standards report calling for end to IVF postcode lottery
Jul 2014 British Fertility Society response to the HFEA report into adverse incidents
June 2014 British Fertility Society response to third HFEA review into safety of mitochondrial replacement techniques


Nov 2013 Joint support for reduction in multiple births
Nov 2013 British Fertility Society response to study showing IVF children at no higher risk of childhood cancers
May 2013 British Fertility Society response to the publication of the National Infertility Group Report
Apr 2013 British Fertility Society pays respect on death of IVF ‘founding father’ Professor Sir Robert Edwards, CBE, FRS
Feb 2013 British Fertility Society response to the updated NICE guidance on fertility
Feb 2013 British Fertility Society statement on using known sperm donors
Jan 2013 British Fertility Society comment on Department of Health proposals for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA)

Archive of press releases...



Unfortunately the press office cannot provide patient information.  However, there are a number of organisations that can offer guidance and support on fertility and reproductive issues.  For more information, please contact Infertility Network UK directly via the link below.

Journalists, to interview patients please contact Infertility Network UK:-

Infertility Network UK Infertility Network UK is the national charity offering practical and emotional support to all those suffering from infertility.  They provide a wide range of services including professional advice, interactive website, quarterly magazine, and access to up to date accurate information and fact sheets on a wide range of infertility related issues.

Media Reviews

The media reviews provide a round-up of news coverage on fertility-related issues.

For the full archive of media reviews, please see the media review page.