The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has revealed plans for its first non-profit IVF clinic in London. It is hoped that the new clinic will go some way to addressing the current level of fertility inequality in the UK.
BPAS will seek to challenge the disparity in fertility provision that many currently experience. They also hope to get rid of some restrictions in relation to status, age or financial situation. The new clinic will charge only the true cost of treatment for each cycle without drugs. It will also exclude expensive and often unnecessary & ineffective additional treatments. Recently, there have been calls for greater regulation of fertility services as it has been reported that some clinics offer services at exploitative prices playing on the anxieties of women struggling to conceive who may be vulnerable.
Given restricted access to fertility treatments on the NHS many are left with no alternative than to fund their own IVF treatment via private clinics but the added costs can put the services out of reach of many. Currently there are two other non-profit fertility clinics, Merrion Fertility in Dublin (the only one in Ireland) and Glasgow’s Royal Fertility Clinic so this really is welcome news. It is hoped the central London clinic will open in September. Well done BPAS!
You can get more information about fertility services and the BPAS at the following links;
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