The International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS) was founded in 1951 with the goal of bringing together global experts who would work to stimulate research, disseminate education, and encourage the superior clinical care of patients in all aspects of reproductive and fertility medicine.
The IFFS, as part of its mission, conducts extensive educational outreach in the form of annual workshops, International Symposia and triennial World Congresses. These programs target the greatest educational need for reproductive healthcare professionals in a specific region, and are created in collaboration with local Ministries of Health and the local IFFS Member Societies.
The IFFS is an NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). Current membership includes reproductive healthcare societies ("Member Societies") from more than 65 nations.