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In Vitro Fertilisation: Homosexuality

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 25918, tabled on 1 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle discrimination against same-sex women couples accessing fertility treatment.

Answered on

7 July 2021

In England, decisions about local NHS fertility services are determined by clinical commissioning groups, taking account of the National Institute for Health Care Excellence’s (NICE) fertility guidelines. The Government is clear that we expect local National Health Service commissioning bodies to commission fertility services in line with NICE guidelines.

NICE has started a scoping process for reviewing fertility guidelines including those for same sex female couples.