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family planning

i am a female with cf and my husband is a carrier of the cf gene. Could you please advise me if we are entitled to one attempt of IVF(PGD) under the NHS. I have read about another couple with a different heriditary condition receiving PGD under the NHS.

Thank you

Thank you for your question. The arrangements for infertility treatment vary considerably from region to region and country to country within the United Kingdom. Some regions offer 3, some 2 and some 1 cycle funded by the NHS and thereafter, the couple have to pay. It is therefore not possible to give a definite answer to this and my suggestion is that you should discuss this with your CF Centre Director and/or your Regional Infertility Centre. There is usually clear information available from the Fertility Centres.

I wish you every success in trying to access fertility treatment.

Best wishes

The answer is edited by: Prof Judy Bradley