Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Same-Sex Couples To Get Free IVF On NHS

Gay and lesbian couples will be eligible for free fertility treatment on the NHS under controversial new proposals.

Same-sex couples would be allowed artificial insemination, even if they don't have a diagnosed fertility problem, according to draft guidelines from an NHS watchdog.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) says couples who do not become pregnant after six attempts with donor semen should be referred for further investigations and IVF.
Gay men could take along a surrogate mother, who would carry the baby for them.

It will be the first time that same-sex couples have been allowed NHS fertility treatment. Read more

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