Diverse range of experts for Africa’s first fertility show

Dr Olufemi Olarogun, a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology, reproductive medicine and infertility, will focus on egg freezing and oncofertility.

Some of the world’s leading fertility experts will be taking part in Fertility Show Africa, the continent’s first dedicated fertility show, on March 6 and 7 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Gauteng.

“They will be participating in ‘Expert Talks’- a cutting-edge talks programme, sponsored by the Infertility Awareness Association of South Africa, on current and pertinent topics that impact the journey to parenthood- presented by fertility and medical professionals and adoption specialists.”

Today, according to research, one in 60 babies in America are born thanks to in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and other artificial treatments.

“In Denmark, Israel and Japan the figure is more than one in 25- and rising.It is estimated that infertility in Africa affects one in six couples, which means that in Southern Africa alone there are eight million people who suffer from infertility.”

These include singles and same-sex couples as social norms change, and increasingly women who wish to postpone childbearing while they pursue a career and are therefore more likely to need help when they do eventually want to fall pregnant.

“Heidi Warricker, CEO and organiser of Fertility Show Africa, “It is a first for South Africa to have all these world experts under one roof sharing their knowledge and expertise. A visit to IFAASA Expert Talks is a must for anyone currently on a fertility journey or planning a pregnancy soon. These speakers are currently the best minds in the fertility industry.”

Speakers include Andrew Coutts, Andrew Martin, Beatrice and Nicola Rabkin, Dr Christa North, Dr Goolam Mohamed, Greg Tinney-Crook, Dr Jack Biko, Mandy Rodrigues, Moletelo Mainetje-Bossman, Nicola Smuts-Allsop, Dr Olufemi Olarogun, Prof Patrick Bouic, Robynne Friedman, Samala Kriedemann, Dr Sulaiman Heylen, Tertia Albertyn, Dr Tony Rodrigues, Dr Yossi Unterslak, Dr Yusuf Dasoo, Zoë Cohen, and Dr Zozo Nene.