Sunday 11 December 2016

State funding for IVF will give some hope to desperate couples

Sinéad Moiriarty

Published 02/02/2016 | 02:30

Ireland is only one of three countries in the EU where fertility treatments like IVF are still not funded by the State
Ireland is only one of three countries in the EU where fertility treatments like IVF are still not funded by the State

It's been a long time coming, but finally it looks as though fertility treatments for couples struggling to conceive naturally will finally be publicly funded.

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This is welcome news indeed. For many couples, the cost of IVF is prohibitive. Currently only available at private clinics, a cycle of IVF costs from €4,500 upwards.

To date, Ireland is only one of three countries in the EU where fertility treatments like IVF are still not funded by the State.

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