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Society issues guidance on IVF

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7567.517-c (Published 07 September 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:517
  1. Adrian O'Dowd
  1. London

    Obese women should not be able to have fertility treatment because of the health risks to them and their unborn babies, according to British fertility experts.


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    Nichola Morris with children Max and Isobel. She was initially told she could not have fertility treatment because of her weight

    Credit: DAVID LEVENE/THE GUARDIAN

    The British Fertility Society, which represents professionals working with assisted conception, has issued recommendations on the social criteria that should be used when deciding on who is eligible for in vitro fertilisation (IVF) on the NHS.

    Woman who are obese or who are severely overweight, …

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