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Letters NICE on reproduction

NICE promises on infertility and caesarean section are unmet

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 18 June 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3814
  1. Lawrence Mascarenhas, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist1,
  2. Zachary Nash, medical student2,
  3. Bassem Nathan, consultant surgeon3
  1. 1Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London SE1 7EH, UK
  2. 2King’s College London, London, UK
  3. 3London, UK
  1. lawrence.mascarenhas{at}

Current underfunding of the NHS means that some National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines are unachievable.1 Updated NICE guidelines recommend that women under 42 years with unexplained infertility should be offered three cycles of in vitro fertilisation funded by the NHS.2 …

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