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What Every Woman Needs to Know (and Doesn’t) About Fertility

Part of WOW – Women of the World

Get answers to your fertility questions from Fertility Fest and a panel of experts.

Separate the myths from facts around fertility and reproductive science in this session designed to help you get answers – including is there a right time to have a baby and everything you should know about egg freezing, egg and sperm donation and IVF.

Speakers include Professor Joyce Harper, Professor Geeta Nargund, Dr Anushka Aubeelack and chaired by Jessica Hepburn.

Professor Joyce Harper is an educator, academic, scientist and professor of Reproductive Science at the Institute for Women’s Health, University College London.

Professor Geeta Nargund is the founder and medical director of CREATE Fertility.

Dr Anushka Aubeelack is an anaesthetist and specialty lecturer at London Southbank University.

Jessica Hepburn is author of The Pursuit of Motherhood and 21 Miles, and founder of Fertility Fest – the world's first arts festival dedicated to fertility, infertility, modern families and the science of making babies.

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Purcell Room


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Day passes are available for Friday and Saturday. Each day features a different line-up, so you can buy passes for both or attend just one.

This event is part of WOW Saturday Pass, which gives you access to a packed programme of talks, workshops and more across Southbank Centre all day.

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Southbank Centre takes a strong view on secondary ticketing. We require the lead booker to attend (photo ID may be requested). Tickets can only be resold by Southbank Centre or one of its authorised agents.

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There are roving British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters available on the day. Please ask at the Access Desk, next to the Ticket Office, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall, for more information.

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