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International Infertility  Counseling Organisation

Helsinki 2016

On July 2nd, from 12.00 to 18.00,  IICO together with the Finnish Fertility Association held the workshop “Offspring and Access to Donor Records”

Here you can download the programme and invitation. In the “Stay informed” section (which you can subscribe) you can read about this workshop and look at the powerpoint presentations.

Geneva 2017

In July 2017, IICO together with the Swiss Fertiforum held a workshop on infertility counselling on the Saturday prior to the ESHRE conference. We have just put all the presentations online and you can download them as PDF documents. If you subscribe the news (see “stay informed” when you scroll down) you will automatically receive the invitation for the next workshop.

International developments

In the last years, many infertility counseling organizations were founded world-wide. Hereyou can see the contact details of national infertility counseling organizations.

Welcome to the IICO


IICO is short for the International Infertility Counseling Organisation. IICO is the international umbrella organization for national fertility counseling organisations.

Our goal is to bring together professional organizations and individual practitioners in infertility counseling worldwide in order to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience and in order to further the development of infertility counseling. There are currently over 10 national organizations and we strive to hold a work-shop every two years in conjunction with international conferences.

If you are interested in events, browse our website and subscribe to our blog (see below). If you are interested in contacting like-minded professionals in other countries, send them an email. If you have any questions regarding IICO or suggestions you would like to make, please use the contact form to be in touch with us.

Linda Hammer Burns (USA)

Petra Thorn (DE)

Sheila Pike (UK)

Uschi van den Broeck (BE)

Tewes Wischmann (DE)

PS. Parts of this website are currently work in progress. If you seek information but cannot find it, let us know!

Workshop for Infertility Counsellors in Geneva

  Just prior to the ESHRE conference, the Swiss Fertiforum together with IICO will hold the following workshop:   WORKSHOP IN GENEVA Saturday, 1 July, 2017 13:30 – 18:00   UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF GENEVA SWITZERLAND here you can download the PDF... read more

Carpe Fucking Diem

Carpe Fucking Diem This was the strong and emotional title of one presentation we had at our annual Workhop in Helsinki. Eline Brotherus, a Finnish photographer, published an autobiographic documentary on her journey through infertility. The photos are very powerful... read more

Workshop on infertility counseling in Helsinki

Workshop on infertility counseling in Helsinki On the Saturday prior to the ESHRE conference in Helsinki, we had a very successful and well attended workshop focusing on third party family reproduction. There were approx. 40 participants from all over the world,... read more

IICO Workshop in Helsinki – Finland on July 2nd, 2016

IICO together with the Finnish Infertility Counseling group will organize a half-day workshop in Helsinki, just prior to EHSRE The workshop will take place on July, 2nd, 2016 from approx. 12.00 to 18.00 and will focus on third party reproduction. We will post the... read more

New counseling organization in South Africa

New counseling organization in South Africa The SASREG Psychology and Counselling Special Interest Group was formed on the 31 October 2015. The main task of the group is to set up goals for psychologists involved in field of ART. Our current goals are to share best... read more


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