Frimley ICB will be changing its policy on access to NHS-funded fertility treatment for female same-sex couples

Fertility Network congratulates @whatwegandidnext for their tenacity & courage in challenging this unfair policy… they’ve done an incredible job of raising awareness of the terrible financial hurdle female same-sex couples face when they’re hoping to start a family.

Frimley Integrated Care Board hasn’t said yet how it is going to change its policy. Fertility Network urges Frimley to follow the pathway laid out by the government in its Women’s Health strategy last year, which would see the NHS #fertility treatment pathway for female same-sex couples begin with 6 NHS-funded IUI cycles. The charity also urges the government to produce a road map and a timetable for how these much needed changes will be implemented, ‘ Dr Catherine Hill, interim chief executive Fertility Network.

Catch up with the interview with Megan Bacon-Evans and Fertility Network’s Dr Catherine Hill at about 1hr into the programme.