HR Handbooks

A guide for HR Managers: Fertility treatment terminology and what it all means

In this guide, we'll cover the main fertility treatment terminologies, to equip you with an understanding of what it all means.

When supporting someone through infertility or fertility treatment, one of the most important things you can do as a manager is to understand the different kinds of fertility treatments, the different terminology used, and what may be involved for each one. Having an understanding of the terminology will help you be better informed if someone on your team asks for support or opens up about going through treatment. We’ve seen firsthand how someone can feel more supported if the people around them actually understand what they are going through. This guide offers a breakdown of some of the most common fertility treatments that someone on your team may be going through.​

Some of the things we'll cover include:

  • IVF, IUI and ICIS
  • Frozen embryo transfer
  • Surrogacy, shared motherhood and adoption
  • Donor gametes (egg and sperm)
  • Egg, sperm and embryo freezing


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