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Fertility Nursing

The provision of fertility services to support those seeking treatment for infertility is a newer area of nursing practice; the fertility nurse is responsible for providing a holistic approach to investigation, treatment, and early pregnancy through compassionate, informed and evidence-based practice. It is a diverse role engaging with the multi professional team and lobbying to improve services across the UK. Use this guide to find information resources related to fertility nursing including books, reports and journal articles.

Last updated: 18/07/2018

Key Resources

RCN Domestic Abuse Royal College of Nursing (2017) Domestic abuse pocket guide, London: RCN. 
RCN Fertility preservation Royal College of Nursing (2017) Fertility preservation, London: RCN.
RCN FGM Royal College of Nursing (2016) Female genital mutilation: an RCN resource for nursing and midwifery practice, London: RCN.
RCN FGM sexual Royal College of Nursing (2016) Female genital mutilation: RCN guidance for sexual health care, London: RCN. 
RCN Modern slvery Royal College of Nursing (2017) Modern slavery pocket guide, London: RCN.
RCN Termination of pregnancy Royal College of Nursing (2017) Termination of Pregnancy, London: RCN. 
NICE guidance search: fertility 
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Nursing and Midwifery Council (2015) The Code: professional standards of practice and behaviour for nurses and midwives, London: NMC.
Clinical nurse specialist in endometriosis Royal College of Nursing (2015) Clinical nurse specialist in endometriosis, London: RCN.
Genital examination in women: a resource for skills development and assessment Royal College of Nursing (2016) Genital examination in women: a resource for skills development and assessment (3rd edition), London: RCN.
Managing the disposal of pregnancy remains. RCN guidance for nursing and midwifery practice Royal College of Nursing (2015) Managing the disposal of pregnancy remains. RCN guidance for nursing and midwifery practice, London: RCN.
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: guidelines
We would like to thank the RCN Fertility Nursing member community for their input into the development of this subject guide.

Books

Allen H (2009) Managing intimacy and emotions in advanced fertility care: the future of nursing and midwifery roles, Keswick: M & K Publishing. Allen H (2009) Managing intimacy and emotions in advanced fertility care: the future of nursing and midwifery roles, Keswick: M & K Publishing.
Balen A (2014) Infertility in practice, Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Earle S (2012) Understanding reproductive loss: perspectives on life, death and fertility, Farham, Surrey: Ashgate. Earle S (2012) Understanding reproductive loss: perspectives on life, death and fertility, Farham, Surrey: Ashgate.
Knight complete guide Knight, J (2015) The complete guide to fertility awareness, London: Routledge
Mackon N (2015) Case studies in assisted reproduction: common and uncommon presentations, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Macklon N (2015) Case studies in assisted reproduction: common and uncommon presentations, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mackon N (2015) Case studies in assisted reproduction: common and uncommon presentations, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. McVeigh E (2013) Oxford handbook of reproductive medicine and family planning, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Melville C (2015) Sexual and reproductive health at a glance, Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell. Melville C (2015) Sexual and reproductive health at a glance, Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell.
Mulhall J (2013) Fertility preservation in male cancer patients, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Mulhall J and Hsiao W (2014) Men’s sexual health and fertility: a clinician’s guide, Berlin: Springer. Mulhall J and Hsiao W (2014) Men’s sexual health and fertility: a clinician’s guide, Berlin: Springer.
Watson R  (2015) Handbook of fertility: nutrition, diet, lifestyle and reproductive health, Amsterdam : Academic Press. Watson R  (2015) Handbook of fertility: nutrition, diet, lifestyle and reproductive health, Amsterdam : Academic Press.

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British Infertility Counselling Association
Fertility Fairness
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

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