Poland’s new conservative government to scrap IVF programme

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 07 December 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h6640
  1. Jarosław Adamowski
  1. 1Warsaw

Poland’s health minister, Konstanty Radziwiłł, has said that the state run in vitro fertilisation (IVF) programme will end halfway through 2016.

The decision, which will shorten the programme by two and a half years, came two months after the parliamentary elections that led to a new government being formed by the conservative Law and Justice party. The new prime minister, Beata Szydło, promised during the electoral campaign to halt the state funded IVF …

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