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Couple offered IVF treatment by the NHS in first case of its kind in Britain

Two years ago, the Scottish government changed their policy allowing any couple to be eligible for free fertility treatment

2019-01-28

Words: Steve Brown

A couple have been offered IVF treatment by the NHS in what is reportedly the first case of its kind in Britain.

The married men plan to have their own baby using sperm from one of them and a surrogate mother and the NHS is set to fund the process of a donor egg being fertilised and implant the embryo into the mother, the Mail on Sunday reported.

Until recently, the NHS refused to give same-sex couples the option of surrogacy due to a blanket ban on using surrogate mothers.

In Scotland, the policy was changed two years ago allowing any couple to be eligible for free fertility treatment.