Advocacy

fertility Legislation & Funding

Why Is This So Important?

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In July 2019, the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health published its report on the General Scheme of the Assisted Human Reproduction Bill. This proposed Bill aims to provide a legal framework for AHR treatments in Ireland and outline provisions for establishment of a National Assisted Human Reproduction regulatory authority.

Professor Mary Wingfield, Clinical Director of MFC and an internationally-renowned fertility expert, has been a vocal advocate over many years for patient rights in the context of legislation on Assisted Human Reproduction and was an invited participant at a meeting of the Joint Committee in February 2018.

Merrion Fertility Clinic continues to advocate for public funding of IVF for all patients.