Fertility and family-forming journeys can be physically, emotionally, and financially challenging for many people worldwide. Infertility has become more common, with new data from the World Health Organization suggesting it impacts 1 in 6 people worldwide. On top of that, globally, there are laws and regulations that can make it significantly more difficult for people to access care.
Fertility is not only a global healthcare concern – it’s an important workplace issue. To better understand how fertility impacts the workplace, we surveyed 5,000 people across the U.S., UK, Canada, India, and Mexico. We asked questions to get a sense of how people around the world feel about fertility topics at work and how they want to be supported in their fertility and family-forming journeys.
Our results show that no matter where people live, many are facing fertility challenges, seeking support, and turning to their employers for help. Only 32% of respondents seeking to grow their families say they are able to afford fertility treatment, and 42% say that a new job offer with no fertility benefits would be a “deal breaker.”
Read the full report for more insights on how fertility can impact people at work, and learn why fertility benefits are critical to recruitment, retention, and inclusivity in the workplace.