The government's health rationing watchdog, NICE, have released a number of new guidelines on treatment for those suffering from infertility.
Under the new recommendations women will be offered IVF treatment earlier, older women will be able to have treatment up until the age of 42, and gay couples will also be entitled.
The plans are intended to end the 'postcode lottery' but health experts are worried that they will not be implemented by local health authorities. Medical Editor Lawrence McGinty reports.
The guidelines by the government's health advisory board, NICE, mean more couples are eligible for treatment.
Today's fertility treatment guidelines offer hope to couples unable to conceive, but they need to be properly implemented, across the NHS.