The European Fertility Society has already developed and published Guidance on the following topics:
Fertility Patient Care Guidance
The aim is to provide wider coverage of key aspects of the patient care at fertility clinics, to give continuous support to patient care specialists and consequently contribute to improving patient care.
Fertility Patients Care Guidance benefits fertility patients and fertility clinics as well. Patients feel more supported, transit trough their treatment with more confidence, learn how to cope with infertility in their day-to-day life or learn how to improve their marital relationship. On the other hand, Guidance help to increase the level of patient care, to decrease patients’ drop-out and create a safe and comfortable environment for their patients. The Fertility Patients Care Guidance is available for all the EFS members: clinical and individual.
Since 2005, The Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine (UARM) supports research, development, education, standardisation, legislation and other processes in Ukraine to help and benefit fertility patients. That’s why, in June 2022, the Chairman of the Board, Prof. Oleksandr Yuzko, decided to join the UARM to the Recommendation of the Fertility Patients Care Guidance developed by The European Fertility Society to all experts, professionals and clinics in Ukraine. Thanks to this crucial decision, the Fertility Patients Care Guidance is now available in the Ukrainian language.
Fertility patient-centred care plays a central role in ensuring that the emotional and physical needs of the fertility patient are identified and met. Thanks to the Partnership between the European Fertility Society and the Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine, Ukrainian fertility clinics as well as Ukrainian fertility patients will get access to the EFS resources and tools, previously available only in English.
Message from Prof. Oleksandr Yuzko, President of the UARM
Ukraine entered the era of reproductive medicine in March 1991, when the first child was born in Kharkiv after successful IVF treatment. Our reproduction had been on the way to this success for a good 10 years, and now, for 30 years, it has been successfully stepping forward along with the independence of the country. Today, reproductive medicine in Ukraine performs about 40 thousand cycles of assisted reproductive technologies (ART), and about 15 thousand children are born every year. The structure of the cycles and their success rate have changed significantly. At the same time, we realize that this is not enough, and Ukraine today can perform 5-8 times more ART cycles for patients who have been suffering from infertility for years. Unfortunately, the small number of ART cycles in our country is due to financial difficulties of our patients, because they pay for all the components of ART programs out of their own pockets.Prof. Oleksandr Yuzko, President of the UARM
The Ukrainian Association of Reproductive Medicine makes every effort to support our patients, so they get the desired pregnancy as soon as possible. At the same time, we are trying to support the clinics in all possible ways in the scientific, practical, and legal field. The following issues are extremely important. Training of personnel of healthcare facilities involved in preservation and restoration of fertility in women and men. On the other hand, we actively support the initiatives of our patients, who want to help themselves to overcome these complex problems, thus teaching us all to be more attentive and strive for success together.
That is why we have joined with great enthusiasm the creation of the Ukrainian version of the Fertility Patients Care Guidance presented by the European Fertility Society to ensure comprehensive implementation of good patient care practices, support for medical staff of reproductive medicine clinics, and preservation and restoration of the nation’s reproductive potential.
Fertility Patients Care Guidance Development Group