Life is beyond busy at the moment so forgive me this late night mini blog. But if you’re kicking your heels here are two things I’d love you to look at because I think they kick-ass.
First, the HFEA’s new website – I was honoured to be asked to be an advisor on the process of developing the new site for the UK’s regulator of fertility treatment – the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (better known as the HFEA). I think it has the potential to be an invaluable resource for patients. From its guide to choosing a fertility clinic with its TripAdvisor style ratings; to its traffic light system (red, amber, green) for new developments in reproductive science (such as those controversial ‘add ons’ that were explored in the BBC Panorama programme I was in last year). Have a look and see what you think, and if you like it please spread the word!
Second – from the other side of the pond – there’s a new website called Reprotech Truths. Specifically designed to promote greater transparency within the fertility industry in order to better inform and protect patients, it’s the brainchild of two women I greatly admire: Pamela Tsigdinos, author of the book Silent Sorority and Miriam Zoll author of Cracked Open. I was equally honoured to be asked to be on their advisory board because to my mind openness is everything in the science of making babies. Have a look and see what you think of this too and if you like it, you know what to do!
So that’s it from me for now…but if you do happen to be kicking your heels late on a Sunday evening, at least it will give you something to do other than read my regular ramblings. And if anyone is kicking their heels, please could you tell me how you do that because I’m a woman whose ‘To Do List’ is starting to read like a novel and it’s kicking my ass!