Couples hoping to conceive with the help of IVF are being priced out of the market, all thanks to the cost-of-living crisis
ITV News has reported that a couple from Essex, Louise, and Andre, chose a more affordable clinic that puts the money spent on IVF back into the NHS, but they said the price of treatment had risen by more than £700, from £2,995 to £3,750 – arise of 23 percent.
Louise, 38, and Andre, 44, have been trying to conceive since 2013, and have had to pay privately for treatment as Louise has a child from a previous relationship.
And during the testing process, Andre was diagnosed with testicular cancer and he was infertile. They had to spend £1,000 on a sperm donor.
Louise said: “We’ve had to use credit cards, and borrow money from people. We’ve got to find the money from somewhere if we want to do this.
“When you’ve got a mortgage, a car to run, it’s really, really worrying.”
The couple believes they have spent about £11,000 on fertility treatment.
Louise said: “We’re still paying off our last treatment and we’ve had to add the next one to the credit card. We literally can’t afford another round.”
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