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All NHS bodies should offer three cycles of IVF, says NICE

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 16 May 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3344
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has called for an end to the current variability in infertility treatment, saying that three full cycles of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) should be offered to all women aged under 40 who have failed to become pregnant after two years of trying.

The draft quality standard also recommends that women aged between 40 and 42 should receive one full cycle if they have never previously had IVF treatment, tests show that their ovaries would …

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