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International Infertility  Counseling Organisation

In July 2014, IICO together with the German Society for Fertility Counselling, held a workshop on men, infertility and new developments in Munich. Read more here.
In 2013, the British Infertility Counselling Association BICA held a workshop together with IICO. Read more here.
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!

Conference in Switzerland

On November 13th, there will be a conference in Switzerland on ART and third party reproduction. Here the information in German: Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren Fortpflanzungsmedizin aus religiöser Sicht. Standpunkte. Donnerstag, 13.11.2014, Zürich Leihmutterschaft,... read more

Gestational Surrogacy: What’s happening around the World?

by Linda Hammer Burns 23.09.2014 Infertility is an existential crisis of grand proportion and, as such, many individuals and couples go to great lengths to achieve parenthood pursuing medical treatments for years at great financial expense, emotional turmoil, even in... read more

ESHRE Pre-Congress Course 2015

June 2015 The Pre-Congress “Psychology & Counselling” Course of ESHRE will focus on Global (in)fertility: cross-cultural challenges for counsellors. You find more information... read more

Workshops in Melbourne, Australia

ANZICA, the Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counselling Association is holding two workshops in Melbourne on October 30-31. One is dedicated to transgender issues in fertility, the other one to children in the counseling room. You can find our more and register... read more

New Website is online

Dear colleagues, the new IICO website is online! Have a look and let us know if any changes or additions are required, Petra read more


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