Supporting your employees on their path to parenthood

We work with modern companies, which would like to support their employees with fertility benefits on their individual path to parenthood.

Fertility Benefits helfen bei ungewollter Kinderlosigkeit

Childlessness-not-by-choice is increasing

More and more people in Germany and around the world are childless-not-by-choice or need reproductive medical support to fulfil their desire to have children. 

According to a study by the Federal Ministry for Family, Women, Senior Citizens and Youth (BMFFSJ), 32% of all childless men and women in Germany were involuntarily childless in 2020, compared to only 25% of childless men in 2013.

The reasons for involuntary childlessness are manifold. Women and men want to have children later in life, which has a significant impact on fertility, especially for women. But other medical, hormonal or organic causes can also lead to an unfulfilled desire to have children. 

In addition, more and more same-sex couples or single women are deciding to have children and need reproductive medical help to do so. 

Challenges for those affected by infertility or childlessness-not-by-choice

The possibilities of reproductive medicine have improved greatly in recent years and decades, and medical progress has made it possible for many people to fulfil their desire to have children.

Nevertheless, the uncertainty about whether and when one’s own desire to have a child can be fulfilled often weighs heavily on unwanted childless people. In addition, there are three practical challenges:


Those affected often feel overwhelmed by the situation. They miss competent, independent and easily understandable information and advice. Unfortunately, treating physicians do not always  fullfill this role – more than one in five with fertility issues doesn’t feel well supported by their treating physicians.


Infertility and childlessness-not-by-choice are unfortunately still taboo subjects. The continuing stigmatisation of involuntary childlessness, miscarriages and fertility treatment itself, often leads to those affected feeling left alone. They do not talk to friends and relatives about their unfulfilled desire to have children, which has an additional negative effect on their mental health and level of knowledge.


The costs of fertility treatment can quickly run into the tens of thousands. For many of those affected, the costs are not covered at all or only to a small extent by the statutory health insurance funds. It is therefore not surprising that high costs are the most frequently cited objection to fertility treatment. 85% of those affected say that the high costs of treatment worry them.

Onuava can help

We address all these challenges by working with companies, which want to support their employees on their individual path to parenthood.

Our qualified team of patient care advisors ensures that our members are well informed and advised. Together we are breaking down the stigma by bringing the issue to HR departments and also to the public. Better informed members can choose the best possible path for themselves more quickly and thus save time and often also costs. Our clients can choose to support their employees directly with the costs of infertility treatment and pay for them in full or in part.

In this way, we are gradually working towards our goal of eliminating involuntary childlessness in Germany.

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