New tools support citizens, governments and health professionals to address effects of infertility
Around 72 million people worldwide have problems conceiving a child. Research at Cardiff University has led to the development of a suite of self-help tools that help individuals and healthcare professionals to manage the problems that infertility brings. The FertiSTAT tool provides individually tailored fertility guidance and has played a central role in fertility awareness campaigns in Europe and beyond. FertiQoL, a measure of fertility-related quality of life, is used in clinical trials and by clinicians to assess how infertility affects patients’ quality of life. Finally, the PRCI tool is used in clinics to help women cope with the stresses involved in fertility treatment.