Fertility in the Workplace

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Key Points

  • Trying to have fertility treatment whilst working can be challenging.
  • Every workplace should have a fertility friendly policy.
Trying to have fertility treatment whilst working can be challenging. Organizing appointments around work schedules, having injections during working hours, dealing with questions from others at work, with pregnancy announcements or baby photos.

Because fertility treatment is a necessity and not a choice, every workplace should have a fertility friendly policy. Some aspects that should be included in the policy:

  • Supportive environment: to go through the process without extra stress or worry.
  • Understanding: of the journey and what the fertility treatment process entails.
  • Flexibility: to attend medical appointments and scans.
  • Accessibility: making workplace support a right to all.
  • No discrimination: relating to acreer progression and opportunitoes.
  • Privacy: to share or not share as much as one might want to.

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