SASREG (The South African Society of Reproductive Medicine and Gynaecological Endoscopy) represents the following fields in medicine:
- Gynaecologists with a special interest in Gynaecological Endoscopy and Reproductive Medicine (infertility, reproductive endocrinology, menopause and contraception)
- Sub-Specialists in Reproductive Medicine
- Embryologists and Scientists working in the field of Reproductive Medicine
- Fertility and Theatre Nursing Sisters
- Allied practitioners in the field of Gynaecological Endoscopy and Reproductive Medicine
It is in the patients’ best interest that IFAASA has decided to be associated and list only SASREG accredited clinics on our website. In going to one of these clinics the patient is guaranteed a specific level of quality in their treatment cycles. There are currently only 12 accredited Fertility Clinics in South Africa. More information can be found on these clinics in our directory.
In order for accreditation to be granted there are guidelines Fertility Clinics have to comply with in ethical and experimental procedures, record keeping, and informed consent, all of which are areas of increased importance in contemporary ART practice.
SASREG also accredits donor agencies. There are many egg donation agencies in South Africa and due to the fact that there is no pre-requisite to establish a donor agency it is critical that patients rely on agencies accredited with SASREG. Donor agency guidelines can be found here.
If at any time a patient feels that there has been unethical practice whilst dealing with a Fertility Clinic or Donor Agency we encourage the patient to inform SASREG of the specific events. This can be done via email to Dr Sulaiman Heylen.
For more information on SASREG please visit their website at www.fertilitysa.org.za.