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New NHS guidelines on IVF treatment to extend age limit up to 42 - what do you think?

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JaneGMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 20-Feb-13 10:26:09

Good morning,

New IVF guidelines issued by the National Institute of Health & Clinical Excellence (NICE) say that women aged up to 42 should be allowed one cycle of IVF treatment so long as it is their first attempt. Previously Nice recommended treatment up to the age of 39.

The guidelines also suggest that all couples who are struggling to conceive should get fertility treatment more quickly ? after two years of trying to conceive naturally, rather than three.

We'd love to hear what you think.


ArielThePiraticalMermaid Fri 01-Mar-13 08:22:25

Yes, after at least a shot at it, Cabbage, which is whst the new guidelines are advising. And up to an age which there is at least a decent chance of success, i.e 42. As others have said, 42 is the new 35 when it comes to chances of success and the new guidelines reflect that.

Xenia love, please don't make try and turn this into other people not being able to explain the issue to you, when they have done so again and again, and you don't seem to grasp it.

No one has advocated unlimited ivf for 60 year old. Good lord.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 01-Mar-13 08:59:34

I see noone has answered my post. Fair enough..I was cross.

But please go away from thread knowing that being on spectrum does not equate to a lack of caring, empathy or decency in any way.

Nor is it a "mental health issue"as Xenia said.

With regards to IVF though, I very much agree with Ariel's last post.

Xenia Fri 01-Mar-13 09:48:05

Which post was unanswered?

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 01-Mar-13 10:07:19

I meant unacknowledged actually.

No matter, have said it again in calmer fashion now smile

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Fri 01-Mar-13 15:40:28

Certainly I know that about being on the spectrum, Fanjo and I apologise if that's how it came across. I simply was looking for a fair explanation as to why someone might struggle to relate to someone else's feelings. It was in no way meant to be flippant, or hurtful flowers

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Fri 01-Mar-13 16:32:09

wine I get hard feelings smile

Xenia Fri 01-Mar-13 19:27:20

You can relate to someone's feelings but still feel the age limit or amount of attempts not be changed, though.

Milly1986 Mon 17-Feb-14 14:28:40

Obviously the negative comments are mainly people with no fertility issues
Can I ask have you been watching benefit street or many of the similar programmes lately, quite funny that most people in Britain get pregnant quite young have never worked an live on the government which is fine I'm not against them doing it ,how about drug addicts,how about alcoholics,how about overweight people getting gastric sect, depressed people with sick notes,how about the free abortions the young generation that can't be bothered to use anything,the list could go on really ,I'm 27 have worked from before I even left school ,never been on benefits, allways paid tax an national ins always payed for prescriptions and treatments, I've gotta have both my tubes removed and ivf, I'm not entitled to one free round because my partner has a child, which is a bit ridiculous,not like it's my step child,his mother has never met me but won't allow the child to him as he has a partner, it's not like people are 100per cent guaranteed the first round works ,usually a few rounds, don't know how we're going to save for three rounds of ivf ,think helping people with one round out of the governments budget is quite generous ,maybe I should go rob a bank to pay for ivf at least if I get caught the goverment will give me a comfy room food tv at a hotel hmp

Nickyname321 Tue 17-Jun-14 04:15:56

IVF SHOULD BE AVAILABLE TO OLDER WOMEN 40+ to 42 ONLY as women this age are least likely to be fooling around just for the want of a child. These women know what they want, they are educated, and maybe working. And they know it is there last chance.

Also,. What if I am living in Ireland. There is no IVF in Ireland.
But its in the UK, what a privilege,. TO HAVE ANOTHER YOU 4 NOTHING??.

some1 said on this forum that everyone should have a child, but for women who have not partner, the women who is without a child has to suffer.
Well then, i must move to UK. To off avail of this baby making, but what of the people with no kids who require health service.
Even though I would like a child myself, I have to agree with my countrys policy,

The people living now require health, and they are many who have never had IVF. The people who want kids they are living, and deserve no less, but provision of their health.

Maybe the UK government should CONSIDER THAT.

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