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Free IVF for over-40s is a nonsensical waste

18 February 2013


Should IVF be offered to women over 40, free of charge?

Giving free IVF to same-sex couples and to women over 40 is a "nonsensical waste", says SPUC. SPUC was responding to newspaper reports regarding the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines on fertility.

Anthony Ozimic, SPUC's communications manager, commented: "Same-sex couples, career-women who consciously delayed childbearing, and women who chose to remain single, chose a naturally non-fertile lifestyle.

"The money would be better spent on younger heterosexual couples with genuine fertility problems, and on the more successful, natural and ethical alternatives to IVF. [SPUC, 16 February]

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