London Fertility Show publish IVF@40 survey results

To mark 40 years of IVF the Fertility Show London has asked 40 questions in a survey to its visitors and the results are now live

The show team asked a question every day for 40 days and the results have been released during Fertility Week (October 29 to November 4).

The topics covered the whole spectrum of fertility treatment, from IVF to endometriosis, surrogacy, adoption, counselling and support, and same sex relationship fertility options.

Questions included has fertility treatment affected your relationship, with many voters on social media platforms, Instagram and Facebook, saying that it had definitely had an impact, and interestingly, over half of people who voted did not agree with the practice of commercial surrogacy.

One significant question with hugely telling results was on day five when more than 70 per cent of Instagram voters and 88 per cent of Facebook voters said they felt they had not been given enough support during or after their treatment, other than from family and friends.

On day 12 voters on both Instagram and Facebook were asked whether they knew the adverse effects of endometriosis, with over half stating they did not know.

Fertility Show managing director, Natalie Carne, said the response to the survey was very positive.

She said: “We are constantly striving to stay abreast of the latest developments in fertility treatment and issues in the UK and overseas, but also the opinions of our visitors and followers at The Fertility Show, to ensure we keep the Show as relevant and informative as we can. 40 years on from the 1st ever IVF success, we wondered how much we have advanced in care and treatment but also our opinions.

The response was great and we will be using these insights to support our Show developments and to share with the wider fertility community.”

To check out the results of the survey visit the Facebook and Instagram pages of Fertility Show London and have your say.

To book tickets for this year’s show, click here

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