FERTILITY rates are on the decline in Brighton.

According to the latest NHS figures, one in six couples in Brighton and Hove struggle with fertility.

Fertility issues affect about 3.5 million people in the UK, with growing numbers seeking treatment.

Due to the increasing demand, the iTrust Fertility has opened a new clinic in Kemp Town, Brighton.

To celebrate the opening of the site, the clinical team has teamed up with the Fertility Network, a charity that supports people struggling with fertility issues.

As part of the collaboration, a series of free "ask the expert sessions" will be launched so people can get advice and support from leading fertility clinicians.

The Argus: The iTrust Fertility team The iTrust Fertility team

Kuljit Moore-Juneja, of ITrust Fertility, said: “When it comes to fertility, we know there’s no one size fits all approach, so that’s why we are offering these ask the expert sessions.

“These provide unfettered access to a wide range of fertility expertise, resources, services and support and are open to all, NHS or private.”

The number of people having fertility issues is expected to increase to one in four couples over the next ten years.

The iTrust Fertility clinics provide treatments and investigations in Sussex.

Its Sussex Downs Fertility Clinic has already treated more than 7,000 patients across Brighton and East Sussex, and has one of the highest national success rates across all ages.

To book a spot at a session, free of charge, email marketing@thfg.co.uk.

Donations in aid of the charity are welcomed.