Age to have IVF

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  1. steph2870

    steph2870 New Member

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    i've read a lot that to get funding for ivf on the nhs you have to be between 23 - 39, in certain circumstances would they let you do it if younger?

    Also how can you find out how long the waiting list is in your area?

    Thanks
     
  2. Quaver

    Quaver TTC #1

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    I don't know about the age thing, but here's a website for waiting lists:

    https://www.hfea.gov.uk/fertility.html

    You put your postcode on the right hand pane which says 'Choose a fertility clinic':flower:
     
  3. rachelle1975

    rachelle1975 And then there were 3!!

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    Also if you are too young for the NHS you could consider egg sharing which would mean that the costs for your IVF at a top clinic would be minimal?
     
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    steph2870 New Member

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    The criteria are very strict unfortunately but if you go to your GP, he/she can put a letter forward on your behalf to the regulating body. It will all depends on whether there is a good reason for you to go down the IVF road - again, you need to see guidelines for these criteria.
     

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