Friday, 20 July 2018

IVF: NHS couples 'face social rationing'

IVF: NHS couples 'face social rationing' Eight out of 10 of CCGs in England do not offer IVF to couples if one partner has previous children.

The parents of the world's first IVF baby - born 40 years ago next week - would not have got the procedure on the NHS in most of England today because of "social rationing", a charity has said.

NHS IVF is unavailable to couples in many areas if either of them has children from a previous relationship.

One mother said not meeting such criteria was "crippling".

Fertility Network UK said action was needed to keep fertility treatment available for all. BBC News

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