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IVF age 'should increase to 42'

The health watchdog says the age limit for IVF treatment in England and Wales should be raised from 39 to 42.

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Concern new fertility guidelines won't be followed

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.

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