I I C O
International Infertility Counseling Organisation
On June, 22nd, from 10.00 to 17.00, IICO together with the Austrian Psychology Organisation will hold the workshop “Legal Changes in Austria – Developments since 2016”
You can download the programme and register here.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna!
There will not be an IICO Workshop in Barcelona this year. Next year, ESHRE will be in Vienna and the Austrian colleagues have already started to organise a workshop there.
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.
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!
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...
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,...
Dear colleagues, I have just updated the IICO website and included information on infertility counseling in Hong Kong. You can contact Celia Chan for any information about counseling in Hong Kong and read more here.
Workshop in Helsinki
12:00 – 18.00
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...
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...
Here is a link to a recent article by Silvia Jadur and colleages: Children Born by Assisted Fertilization: Information on the Procreative Origin The present paper briefly reviews some aspects that affect people with infertility problems and children born...
On September 7th 2015, will be held Infertility Without Borders, the first international conference on infertility awareness. The event will bring together representatives of patient groups from across the globe, healthcare professionals and local policy-makers. The...
Dear colleagues, we have just established contact to a new infertility counseling organization in Bulgaria. You can read more on our section on infertility counseling organizations.
Fertility Counselling – clinical guide and case studies. edited by Sharon Covington The above book will come out soon and is available from Cambridge University Press. Many IICO-colleagues have contributed to this book. Here more about the content: Using real-world...
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