Saturday, 23 February 2013

IVF Until 42 On The NHS

Fertility problems affect thousands of couples. Often it is related to age. The unpalatable truth is that after 35 fertility drops off rapidly so help such as IVF is more likely to be needed.

Until now IVF was only available on the NHS until the woman was 39. Older than this and couples had to seek private treatment, which needless to say is very expensive.

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However the National Institute for Health and Clinical excellence has just issued guidelines increasing the upper age limit to 42. This gives hope to thousands currently not allowed NHS treatment.

Although of course they are only guidelines and there is no guarantee that health authorities will implement them nationwide.

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