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Woman refused IVF

8th July 2011

A woman from Nottingham is angry has been denied NHS-funded fertility treatment because her partner has a 20-year-old son.

Susie Henson, 33, from Mapperley, was advised by her GP to seek help with conceiving a child due to long-standing fertility problems but at her first appointment at the Queen’s Medical Centre she was told she would have to pay for IVF treatment. Criteria in the East Midlands for one round of NHS-funded IVF treatment states the woman must have “no living children from current or previous relationships including adopted children but excluding foster children.”


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