Useful Links

Please note that the inclusion of a website does not constitute a recommendation from BICA nor is BICA responsible for the content or availability of any of the websites included in this list.

 

ABA
The Association of Biomedical Andrologists (ABA) provides guidance, training and support for laboratory scientists working in Andrology.
https://www.aba.uk.net
 
ACE
The Association of Clinical Embryologists (ACE) is the UK’s only professional body representing embryologists. It supports and promotes high standards of practice in clinical embryology.
https://www.embryologists.org.uk/
 
Adoption UK
The leading national charity providing information and support for those considering adoption and for adoptive families
https://www.adoptionuk.org/
 
ANZICA
The largest professional association for infertility counsellors in Australia and New Zealand
https://www.fertilitysociety.com.au/anzica/
 
BACP
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s aims include promoting counselling and psychotherapy as a profession so that its role is better understood by the general public. Website includes a Find a Therapist search facility as well as practitioner membership services.
https://www.bacp.co.uk/
 
BPS
The British Psychological Society acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK. It is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and application of the discipline. The website includes a ‘Find a Psychologist’ resource.
https://www.bps.org.uk/
 
Brilliant Beginnings
Brilliant Beginnings is a not-for-profit professional UK surrogacy agency. It has a prominent reputation for championing the interests of non-traditional families and helping change law and policy.
http://www.brilliantbeginnings.co.uk/
 
British Fertility Society
Membership is open to a range of disciplines with an interest in infertility, reproductive medicine and biology. Contributes to national policy formation, education and raising of practice standards in the provision of fertility treatment
https://britishfertilitysociety.org.uk/
 
BSPOG
The British Society of Biopsychosocial Obstetrics and Gynaecology, through education and training, encourages better understanding of the psychosocial, emotional, and biological problems associated with pregnancy, birth and diseases of the reproductive organs in women and men.
http://www.bsbog.org/
 
CHANA
Chana supports couples in the Jewish community who may feel isolated and need medical information and support to help them deal with the challenge of infertility.
https://www.chana.org.uk/
 
CoramBAAF
An independent membership organisation, it is a successor to the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF).
https://corambaaf.org.uk/
 
COTS
Childlessness Overcome Through Surrogacy is a not-for-profit surrogacy agency offering information and support to intended parents and surrogates.
https://www.surrogacy.org.uk/
 
Counselling Directory
Counselling Directory is a comprehensive database of UK counsellors and psychotherapists, with information on their training and experience, fees, contact details.
https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/
 
Daisy Network
The Daisy Network Premature Menopause Support Group is a charity for women who have experienced early menopause. Provides information about premature menopause and the issues around it.
http://daisynetwork.org.uk/
 
Donor Conception Network
National charity, providing information and support for people trying to conceive through donor treatment, and for families created in this way.
https://www.dcnetwork.org/
 
Endometriosis UK
National charity, providing information and support to those living with this condition.
https://endometriosis-uk.org/
 
ESHRE
The European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology facilitates research, contributes to European policy developments, organises teaching, training and international conference opportunities.
https://www.eshre.eu/Home/
 
Fertility Network
Leading UK national charity providing information, support and advice for anyone who has or has had fertility problems.
http://fertilitynetworkuk.org/
 
Fertility Friends
Fertility Friends is the leading online infertility community in the UK, with members at every stage of infertility, adoption, parenting and moving on after fertility treatment.
http://www.fertilityfriends.co.uk/
 
First4Adoption
National information service for people interested in adopting a child in England
http://www.first4adoption.org.uk/
 
Gateway Women
A global friendship and support network for childless women. Resources available include an online community and regular workshop events.
http://gateway-women.com/
 
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Association
UK’s independent regulator overseeing all fertility clinics in the UK and has essential information about fertility treatment and clinics
http://www.hfea.gov.uk/fertility.html
 
IFCA
The Irish Fertility Counsellors Association promotes the highest fertility counselling practice standards and provides contact details of specialist counsellors on its website.
http://www.fertilitycounsellors.ie/
 
IICO
The International Infertility Counseling Organisation is the international umbrella body for national fertility counselling associations. A list of all these organizational members can be found on its website.
 
Miscarriage Association
National charity offering information and support for those who have had a miscarriage
http://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/
 
Multiple Births Foundation
Multiple Births Foundation is a charity which supports multiple birth families, educates and advises professionals about their special needs.
http://multiplebirths.org.uk
 
National Gamete Donation Trust
A hub of clear and practical information about donating and receiving eggs, sperm and embryos in the UK.
https://www.ngdt.co.uk/
 
PROGAR
The Project Group on Assisted Reproduction has a specific remit to consider issues relating to infertility and assisted human conception from a distinct social work perspective.
https://www.basw.co.uk/progar/
 
PROGRESS
The Progress Educational Trust (PET) advances public understanding of science, law and ethics in the fields of human genetics, assisted reproduction, embryology and stem cell research through education and debate.
https://www.progress.org.uk
 
RCN / Fertility Nursing Forum
The Fertility Nursing Forum supports and guides fertility nurses by means of publications and education, acting as a resource for them via the website and the Royal College of Nursing.
https://www.rcn.org.uk/get-involved/forums/fertility-nursing-forum
 
SANDS
National stillbirth and neonatal death charity, supports people affected by the death of a baby.
https://www.sands.org.uk/
 
SING
The Senior Infertility Nurses Group provides peer support, guidance and encouragement to its members as well as promoting education and training for all fertility nurses.
http://singuk.co.uk/
 
Surrogacy UK
Not-for-profit organisation supporting those considering and going through surrogacy
https://www.surrogacyuk.org/
 
TAMBA
The twins and multiple births association is a charity providing support services to meet the unique challenges that multiple birth families face.
http://tamba.org.uk
 
UKCP
Education, training and accreditation for psychotherapists. Website offers a Find a Therapist facility.
https://www.psychotherapy.org.uk/
 
Verity
Verity is the UK charity for women whose lives are affected by polycystic ovary disease.
http://verity-pcos.org.uk