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.
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.