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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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New IVF guidelines to include same-sex couples

The guidelines from NICE also recommend the following:

  • IVF treatment for eligible women who have been unable to conceive after two years of regular intercourse - one year earlier than previously recommended
  • Women who have been having artificial insemination, which can include same-sex couples
  • Women aged 40-42 who have not conceived after two years of regular unprotected intercourse or 12 cycles of artificial insemination should be offered one full cycle of IVF, if they have never previously had IVF treatment
  • Where women are under 40, and have not conceived after two years of regular intercourse or 12 cycles of artificial insemination, three cycles of IVF should be offered

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