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IVF: LGBT People

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 54021, tabled on 23 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will tackle inequalities for lesbian and bi women in accessing IVF under NICE guidelines.

Answered on

18 October 2021

In England, decisions about local fertility services are determined by clinical commissioning groups, taking account of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) fertility guidelines.

NICE is reviewing their fertility guidelines which will consider the current access criteria to treatment for female same-sex couples.