The British Infertility Counselling Assocoiation (BICA), the only professional association for
infertility counsellors in the UK, has today welcomed the decision by Merck Serono to
sponsor its training programme for counsellors new to the field of infertility and assisted
The HF&E Act (2008) requires licensed centres to offer counselling to all patients and
donors with their partners, if they have them, and the HFEA Code of Practice (ed 9) sets out
the framework within which counselling should be provided.