British Government to Provide Free IVF Treatment

by Medindia Content Team on  June 20, 2006 at 3:00 PM General Health News
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British Government to Provide Free IVF Treatment
According to a study it was found that free fertility treatment would result in long term benefits to the economy and society . A child born by IVF is more advantageous and would repay the cost quickly than a child conceived naturally. The IVF baby is estimated to begin the repaying process after two years. Hence the study concludes that the NHS should provide free fertility treatment. This would have a positive impact on stimulating the birth rate and thereby combating the problems of an ageing population.

By doing so the government is not only helping the family but also the society. Professor William Ledger, head of the infertility unit at Sheffield University said that money invested in IVF treatment is never a waste but on the other hand the government can start earning money back quickly from tax and other benefits. The study results were released at the European Society of Human Reproduction in Prague. On an average the test tube conception costs about Ģ13,000.

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The Professor said that a man who was born naturally would pay back about Ģ160,000 net to the state when compared with Ģ147,000 net that would be paid back by a man born as a result of state-funded IVF. The figures show that the break-even point for a naturally conceived man is 29 and for a man conceived through IVF is 31. As of now only one cycle of IVF treatment is being provided with the help of some trust and welfare organization but the Government has promised to provide at least three cycles of fertility treatment in the NHS.

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hi.. im 30 yrs old and my husband is 66 yrs old.. we want to have a child but our problem is my husband cant have is erection, what is the best possible way we can do.. please help us.. i do have 2 boys already and husband had a daughter before we got us please

hi, i am 32 years old. my husban and i had been trying for 2 yaers and a half to conceive. my husband has low sperm count and low motility. i have immature ovum. pls help.


hello, i am a 28 year old special education husband and I had been trying for years to conceive,i have PCO and my husband has low sperm count.Please kindly advise, were from the Philippines and doesnt have the means to pay for the IVF procedure.thank you


Hi im 40 yrs old and married due to my age i want to have IVF treatment and we been tryng for 3yrs. Can you pls help or advised where to go.thanks


Sir, i have been married for more than 14 years but my wife still not conceive child. mean we have no child yet. i have low sperm count and less motility while my wife is suffering from thyroid problem, kindly help us. if possible. i am pakistani national but working in saudi arabia.

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