An existing child from a previous relationship…

Is it fair that in so many areas couples are denied access to NHS fertility treatment because one of them has a child from a previous relationship? I’ve spoken to so many people who are affected by this recently, and it causes great distress – particularly where the existing “child” may be a young adult or teenager who has little or no contact with the couple concerned. It seems to be increasingly common for CCGs to restrict treatment in this way – often citing the fact that so many others do as their excuse.  What do you think? Is this just a way of rationing treatment, or do you think it’s a fair way of deciding who should get NHS funded IVF ? I’d be interested to know your views…

 

 

3 thoughts on “An existing child from a previous relationship…

  1. I found myself in that kind of similar situation and makes me question a lot things.It is hurtful and all you wanting is just to be come a mum.The children from a previous marriage have absolutely nothing to do with and hv little contact.You dying to be called a mum .I spend most my time crying and thinking what chances do i have honestly.

  2. To bd frank I think it mean. They can give a woman a new pair of boobs because it affects a woman. They can give fat people who have eaten too much gastric bands and they can also give women who perhaps had an abortion wen they were younger Ivf because they haven’t got children, dispite that person aborting the child. It’s a joke. Everybody should at least be given at least one chance of Ivf!!! I can’t have Ivf cos I have had a child. But my child isn’t a child she’s a woman she’s 20. This world is full of bollox

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