Reproductive health issues can seriously impact people’s ability to work efficiently and happily. These may include issues affecting menstrual health, fertility, infertility, pregnancy, and menopause.

Our research has shown that many people do not have adequate awareness and understanding of reproductive health, or adequate access to support for their various reproductive health needs. This can impact their lives at work, which in turn can also impact their organisations and employers. Small and efficient changes in people’s working environment or structure – such as time off for hospital visits, flexibility to work from home, and/or emotional support – can have profound effects on wellbeing and productivity. However, since these topics are often taboo, many people continue to suffer in silence and may be misunderstood. Empowering employers and employees to understand the issues around reproductive health and key life stages will help support staff, improve organisational culture, and ultimately benefit everyone.

While some companies may offer fertility or menopause in the workplace packages, we provide unique expertise spanning the life course of reproductive health from multiple angles, including practical, emotional and ethical. We offer companies a range of educational and awareness-building packages to explore reproductive health issues at work and to foster supportive working environments. The main format of our package is in two phases.

Phase 1: Introduction to Reproductive Health at Work – two options:
  • Reproductive Health at Work – what is it and why should we care? An Interactive Talk (60-90 mins) OR
  • Reproductive Health at Work – what is it, why should we care, and how can you make a difference? An Interactive Workshop including working in small groups and brainstorming (2-3 hours)
Phase 2: Bespoke workshops to cover topics in more depth which can include:

1. Reproductive health: including the menstrual cycle; endometriosis; polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS); fertility
2. Infertility: including the causes of infertility, tests, treatments, outcomes
3. Pregnancy: including pregnancy management. miscarriage and reproductive loss; maternity, paternity and parental leave; returning to work and breastfeeding
4. Menopause: including what it is, symptoms, treatments and life post menopause

Our education is LGBTQ+ inclusive and considers the needs of all genders. All talks and workshops can be delivered in person (UK), online or in hybrid format. Reproductive health at work is key to mental health and general wellbeing, as well as comfort and satisfaction in the workplace, and we want to ensure that you can enrich your working environment through education, awareness-building, open conversations, and responsive policies.

We are now also offering this program in Greece in collaboration with Dr Mara Simopoulou.

You can call or email us for bookings or for further discussions:

Telephone: 07880 795791

Email: reprohealthatwork@yahoo.com

Meet the team

Professor Joyce Harper is professor of Reproductive Science at the Institute for Women’s Health at University College London.  She has worked in the fertility and education fields for over 30 years, is the author of Your Fertile Years (Sheldon Press, 2021), and founder of the International Fertility Education Initiative. She has three children by IVF.

Dr Zeynep Gurtin is a reproductive sociologist, a Lecturer at the Institute for Women’s Health at UCL, and Authority Member at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. She has two decades of research experience into the social, emotional, and ethical aspects of infertility and fertility treatments.

Dr Katherine Maslowski is a New Zealand-trained doctor. She recently completed an MSc in Women’s Health at the Institute for Women’s Health at UCL which cultivated an interest in sexual and reproductive health education for both young people and adults.

Denise Yeats is a triathlete, Ironman Certified Coach and completed the ‘Menopause for Athletes’ course led by Dr Stacy Sims, the leading global expert on female physiology and training. She has a particular interest in the development of women in the perimenopausal and menopausal stages of their lives and offers a holistic approach to developing people to reach their goals, whatever their fitness level. For more information go to https://www.deniseyeats.co.uk/

Dr. Mara Simopoulou is an Associate Professor of Physiology and Embryology at the Medical School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Mara has a special interest in raising awareness on Fertility and Reproductive Health and she represents Greece at the “International Fertility Education Initiative”. She founded the Greek Fertility Education Initiative “Myfertility”, She will be running the Reproductive Health at Work program in Greece.

Dr Bola Grace has extensive experience in women’s health across multiple sectors including industry and academia. She has over a decade of leadership experience in the healthcare industry and provides consulting and advisory services on a range of topics, with the application of data science to research and practice. Bola values collaborative research into a variety of topics including reproductive epidemiology, digital health, and DEI. Bola holds a PhD in Population Health and Epidemiology from University College London and an Executive MBA from Cambridge Judge Business School.