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Join us at this weekend’s fantastic Fertility Show Africa

This weekend come and join us at the fantastic Fertility Show Africa which will be online and is returning with some of the world’s leading fertility experts

Visitors can expect a fully interactive two-day online event that offers access to a wide range of world-leading specialists, experts and clinicians.

Following its hugely successful debut last year, FSA takes place on Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10, and will allow attendees from around South Africa, the African continent and the rest of the world to discover everything they need to know before, during and after their fertility journey.

A key attraction of the show will be the Expert Talks

A cutting-edge programme, sponsored by Ferring and supported by IFAASA & SASREG, presented by fertility and medical professionals and adoption specialists from the US, Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa, on topics that impact the journey to parenthood.

Says Gottie Scholtz, Ferring Marketing & Sales Manager, Reproductive Health: “Ferring is proud to support such an essential, well-organised, patient-information congress. Fertility is an important topic and we are passionate about informing, educating and supporting the public on factors relating to fertility.”

According to the latest research, one in 60 babies in the US are born via 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 suffering from infertility.

Heidi Warricker, founder of FSA, encourages you to visit the Ferring Expert Talks for invaluable guidance

Says Heidi Warricker, CEO and organiser of FSA: “A visit to the Ferring Expert Talks is vital for anyone currently on a fertility journey or planning a pregnancy soon. These speakers are the best minds in the fertility industry right now.”

All the speakers will also be available for a live 15-minute Q&A session after their talks.

The full list of speakers and the topics can be viewed here

All speakers will be available for a live 15-minute Q&A after their talks

Fertility Show Africa will also be showing heartfelt films and plays  

Curse of the Womb

A new play by Sisa Congress V Makaula III Script developed by Lwanda Sindaphi. This Fleur De Cap winner directs an amazing cast of six talented individuals who come from different backgrounds and give powerful energy to the concept of infertility. The Curse Of The Womb seeks to interrogate the myth that women who cannot conceive are cursed. For many years the African perspective of shame and isolation have destroyed many marriages and relationships and the issues surrounding infertility are not often discussed in public. This has affected a lot of women throughout generations, driving them into depression because they were blamed for the inability to bear a child. Infertility is a disease like any other which the creative director, Sisa Makaula, explores in this cutting-edge production. Cast: Themkile Komani as Gideon; Zimasa Nyamende as Matshezi; Philani “Steve” Xhaga as Zikhali; Siyanda Yokwana as the doctor; Zinzi Mtshakaza as Bonita and Sibulele Bulelani Ntlebi as Nomzamo.

Inconceivable – Written & Performed by Meirav Zur

Meirav Zur is a performer, writer, and producer whose latest production and first solo show, Inconceivable: The Totally True One‑Woman Semi‑Fertile Quasi‑”Musical”, is her own true fertility experiences told through humour It has been performed on international stages and is aimed at smashing the taboo of infertility through laughter.

When Babies Don’t Come – a Film by Molatelo Mainetje-Bossman

Multi- award-winning filmmaker and entrepreneur, Molatelo Mainetje-Bossman documents her 10-year struggle to conceive through her documentary film When Babies Don’t Come.

Over the weekend Rulene Moolman will be holding a yoga demo too

Rulene Moolman helps woman transition into motherhood through yoga. With more than 2000 hours of training in the science of yoga, she combines medical techniques with complimentary healing techniques and applies her own knowledge and experience to help facilitate the healing process, helping shift from maiden to mother.

The ticket prices for the 2-day event are either free (for the limited access pass) or an all access pass for R220 (£11 or US$16)

The all access pass includes Expo Area, Expert Talks, meet with specialists for Q&A after their talk, (on first come first serve basis). Also included in the access pass is a free 15-minute expert consultation with a fertility specialist or expert as well as the opportunity to speed network with visitors sharing their journey with others.

All visitors will have access to the talks on-demand post show and the show directory (PDF format).

Come and join us at this fantastic event and don’t forget to pop by to say hi too!

FSA is proudly supported by IFAASA (Infertility Awareness Association of South Africa) and SASREG (South African Society for Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy).

Book your Fertility Show Africa tickets here

To learn more about Fertility Show Africa visit here

Find out more about South Africa’s national charity IFAASA here



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