Fertility Treatment

NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, has recommended that the NHS extends fertility services to women up to the age of 42 and to same-sex couples. Although I understand the deep desire for children that many people feel, the simple fact is that every pound which the NHS spends on what is not a life-saving treatment is a pound which is not being spent on essentials such as cancer drugs, many of which are already restricted on grounds of cost.

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