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UK: LGBT couples and single women use of fertility treatment hits record

UK: LGBT couples and single women use of fertility treatment hits record

More people in Britain are opting for fertility treatment with the fastest growth among same-sex couples, single women and surrogates, the fertility watchdog said on Thursday, as modern families become increasingly diverse. While heterosexual couples accounted for 91 percent of patients – having about 68,000 treatment cycles in 2017 – they saw the smallest increase […]

Spain offers free fertility treatment for lesbians and single women

Spain offers free fertility treatment for lesbians and single women

(Reuters) – Spain’s new Socialist government has agreed to offer free reproductive treatment to lesbians and single women on Friday, restoring a benefit cancelled by the conservative administration it toppled in June. The announcement rounded off a string of social measures made during Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s first month in power. The austerity-minded government of […]

France: No reason to bar lesbians from IVF, top court advises

France: No reason to bar lesbians from IVF, top court advises

French law currently restricts to heterosexual couples treatments such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF) that are widely available to all women in countries such as Britain, Belgium and Spain There are no legal reasons not to give single women and lesbian couples access to medically-assisted reproduction, the top state advisory body on judicial matters will […]