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.
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.