Xoese Ghana, a non-governmental organization with an aim to end infertility stigma against women and couples in general, is set to organise a Fertility Conference, the first of its kind in Ghana.

The conference has the theme: “Breaking Barriers to Infertility: A Comprehensive Education for Women and Couples”, and is aimed at providing a thorough education on fertility, infertility, and its related matters to help women and couples overcome their challenges with infertility.

The first-ever Fertility Conference is coming off on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at Christ The King, opposite the Jubilee House, Accra.

In an interview with amagahanonline.com, the Director for Xoese Ghana, Ms. Emelia Naa Ayeley Aryee, noted that the Fertility Conference is in line with the NGO’s campaign and vision to end infertility stigma.

She disclosed that Xoese Ghana saw it necessary to organise the Fertility Conference following the results of its polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) Awareness Seminar, held in September 2023.

She averred that most of the women who reported to Xoese Ghana with fertility challenges lacked basic ideas about their fertility and how to boost it.

Other women and couples, she added, lacked in-depth knowledge about their fertility and so there was the need for a comprehensive fertility education, hence the conference.

Ms. Aryee revealed that the medical doctors in charge of the Fertility Conference are Dr. Samuel Gyedu Owusu of St. Anthony Catholic Hospital, Dzodze; and Dr. Joseph Homiah of Accra Fertility Center of the MEDIFEM Group.

“Participants will be taken through two major presentations by the medical doctors. There will also be enough time to take questions from participants which the doctors will provide answers to,” Ms. Aryee said.

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“All women trying to conceive should make it a point to attend the conference, and if possible, with their husbands. Those who already have children are also encouraged to attend in order to use the education and knowledge acquired to help their young ones,” she added.

The Board Chair of Xoese Ghana, Dr. Samuel Gyedu Owusu reiterated the organization’s quest to end infertility stigma against women.

He noted that it is not enough to call for an end to infertility without providing the needed and practical education and help on fertility for women, couples and specifically those trying to conceive.

Dr. Owusu added that the conference is in light with Xoese Ghana’s mission to educate and equip the general public with knowledge about fertility issues.

He also implored the general public to shun infertility stigma and rather offer support to women who struggle with childbirth.

“Attaining pregnancy is not an easy thing. While some people easily get pregnant, others need assistance to get pregnant, and sometime it is by no fault of theirs. Support these women instead of stigmatising them, Dr. Owusu stressed.

Meanwhile, Xoese Ghana was in the news recently following a PCOS Awareness Seminar it heled.

The NGO has partnership deals with some fertility centers, including Metropolis Healthcare, Clarity Specialist Scan, Tema Women’s Hospital, and Accra Fertility Center, to offer fertility services at discounted prices.

The Xoese Ghana Fertility Conference, 2024 is organised in partnership with Kinapharma Ghana Limited, Accra Fertility Center, Tema Women’s Hospital, Tovila Water Solutions, Institute of Liberty and Policy Innovation (ILAPI), Sam-Wella Ventures, Metropolis Healthcare, Clarity Specialist Scan, IKM Construction, and Konny’s Klothing.

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The Fertility Conference is free and opened to the general public.

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