‘End the post­code lot­tery’

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MORE than 100,000 peo­ple have backed a pe­ti­tion call­ing for an end to the ‘post­code lot­tery’ of NHS fer­til­ity treat­ment. Guide­lines rec­om­mend that women under 0 should be of­fered three cy­cles of IVF, and some aged 0 to 2 should get one cy­cle. But the Fer­til­ity Net­work cam­paign group said this is not manda­tory and only about 13 per cent of Eng­land’s 195 clin­i­cal com­mis­sion­ing groups of­fered the three NHS-funded cy­cles.

It is urg­ing the Govern­ment to create a fairer sys­tem so cou­ples across the coun­try get equal ac­cess to IVF on the Health Ser­vice. It will present its 102,000-strong pe­ti­tion to Theresa May at Down­ing Street this af­ter­noon.

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