Do not cutback or limit IVF and fertility services in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire
Why is this important?
The NHS Bristol is being crushed under budget cuts. Now fertility services in the Bristol area are under threat.
Current proposals are to limit treatment to to women aged between 30 & 35 years (previously anyone up to the age of 40 was eligible) where there are no existing children and only one cycle will be offered. The upper age limit for men to receive treatment will also be reduced to 52 years.
Half the couples who currently receive treatment in the Bristol area will no longer qualify and will be forced to pay for treatment privately or go without.
These proposed cuts to fertility funding are a shameless attack on desperate women and couples and will do little to nothing to relieve the budgetary pressures that the NHS is under.
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