Infertility Workshop Nairobi, Kenya

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 17:10

Early 2016, both students from the University of Amsterdam and the Technical University of Nairobi did research on the consequences of infertility in Nairobi, Kenya.

After they finalized all their findings, feedback was given during a two-day workshop in Nairobi on December 2nd and 3rd 2016.

This was done in cooperation with the Footsteps to Fertility Foundation and The Walking Egg.

Friday, December 2nd was focused on professionals; Saturday December 3rd, patient groups were invited.

Both workshop days were highly appreciated by the participants and it emphasized once more the need for good infertility care.

Seminar on sexual and reproductive health and rights and stigmatization

  • Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 16:51

Worldwide, stigma is  a major cause of discrimination and exclusion, refraining large groups of people from enjoying their right to “the highest attainable standard of health”. Stigma is a process of devaluing individuals and communities based on real or perceived  characteristics that distinguish them from other members of society. These characteristics can be attributed to differences such as, among others, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, behaviour, disability or other health conditions. Stigma can, apart from causing direct physical and mental suffering, affect people’s self-esteem, disrupt family relationships and impair their social functioning.
The full article can be read via

Jan Goossens gave a presentation on "Stigma and Infertility": read the takeaway message:

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