Make access to IVF equal for LGBTQ+ people
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Make access to IVF equal for LGBTQ+ people

Everyone deserves the chance to start a family, no matter their sexuality or gender identity.

Unfortunately, LGBTQ+ people currently face additional barriers to accessing IVF, depending on where they live.

Despite the 2022 Women’s Health Strategy for England promising to remove financial barriers to IVF for LGBTQ+ couples, only four of the 42 integrated care bodies (ICBs) have made this change as of April 2024.

No changes have been made in the last year.

At the current rate, it would take over 20 years to fully implement the policy nationwide. Around 24,000 LBQ+ women are ageing out of the system every year, possibly missing their chance to have children altogether. Time is running out.

If you live in England, use the tools below to find out about the situation in your local area, and email your MP to demand equal access to fertility services for all LGBTQ+ people.

If you live in Scotland, Wales, or Northern Ireland, find out about IVF access in your local area and how you can contact your representative.