International Federation of Fertility Societies

The International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) is an organization representing international reproductive medicine societies and is committed to all women and men having access to quality fertility and reproductive health care. The recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, creates concern that women and men needing a range of reproductive health services will have access impeded. IFFS supports actions that ensure access to reproductive care for everyone.

The first baby born through IVF

IFFS celebrates World ART day in honour of the first baby born through IVF, on July 25th, 1978, thanks to the pioneer research and work of Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe. Today, around 2 million cycles of Medically Assisted Reproduction are performed each year!

Upcoming IFFS Events

Be up to date with our upcoming events.

About us

As a Non-State Actor (NSA) we promote and develop educational initiatives in the field of reproductive health in support of World Health Organization (WHO) aims and objectives and the renewed focus and prioritization the WHO has given to infertility as a disease.

Our worldwide mission is to stimulate research, disseminate educational information, and promote superior clinical care of patients in all aspects of reproductive and fertility medicine.

Mission and Vision

Our vision is that all women and men must have access to quality fertility and reproductive health care.
In order to achieve that, we organize workshops, world congresses, we have multiple publications and we collaborate with WHO.

Become an IFFS Member

IFFS now offers both Society Membership and Individual Non-Voting Memberships.


Subscribe to our newsletter to stay up-to-date with the latest information on advanced fertility care programs and initiatives and education in this area.