Fertility and the workplace: Male fertility challenges and how to implement workplace support

50% of fertility challenges in heterosexual couples can be attributed to male factor infertility, and yet the physical and emotional impact fertility challenges can have on men is often overlooked.

March 20, 2024


Céline Crawford
Head of People and Operations
John O'Neill
Co-Chair of the Defence Fertility Network

It is estimated that 7% of men are impacted by fertility challenges, with 1 in 100 men having azoospermia (no sperm at all). Research has shown that sperm count has fallen by an average of 1.2% each year between 1972 and 2018.

As the conversation around fertility and infertility at work grows, it's important to take into account all experiences and journeys when devising workplace support and policy.

In this webinar, Fertifa's Head of People, Céline, will be joined by Major John O’Neill, the Co-Chair of the Defence Fertility Network. John has been through his own fertility journey and navigated this whilst working in the army, one of the most male-dominated working environments out there. John and Céline will discuss:

  • The different types of fertility challenges that can affect men
  • The emotional and physical impact of fertility challenges on men
  • The different types of support available for male fertility challenges
  • How to set up a successful workplace fertility network

There will be plenty of time for Q&A, anonymous as always.

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