After many years of advocating for funding for IVF treatments Merrion Fertility Clinic is delighted to see that the Cabinet has supported Simon Harris’s  proposal to introduce legislation for financial aid for fertility treatments.  The World Health Organisation recognises infertility as a disease, and Ireland and Lithuania are the only two EU countries not to offer state-funding for assisted reproduction.

For the many Irish couples who cannot afford the €4,000 to €6,000 cost of one IVF treatment cycle, the commitment of government funding is very welcome and long overdue.

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