BONUS EPISODE: SCREAM 4 IVF
Fertility Network, in partnership with Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, is launching its loudest campaign – calling for fair access to fertility treatment – and here is a special bonus episode for the launch as we want you to be part of it.
The screams of childbirth are loud. But the screams of frustration from not being able to have a child are just as loud. Yet they’re not being heard.
1 in 6 couples in the UK experience the pain and devastation of infertility, but 98% of England’s NHS services and all of Wales and Northern Ireland ration IVF treatment.
This is why Fertility Network UK has launched #Scream4IVF. A campaign to end unjust access to IVF by creating the world’s loudest scream and gaining 100,000 signatures to force a debate in Parliament, where legislation can be changed. Help us amplify screams of frustration into screams for change.
Here’s the link to sign the petition
Anya Sizer, Fertility Network’s Regional Organiser London said, “In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, couples struggling with fertility problems face an unethical and unfair postcode lottery to get access to IVF. Some couples are forced to spend their life savings or re-mortgage their house to fund private treatment. Those who can’t afford it but who still want to try for a family either have to move to an area that does enable access to NHS fertility treatment or have to travel abroad for treatment. It’s simply unfair – treatment for the disease of infertility should not be determined by your postcode.”
Visit the website here and use the #scream4ivf
Source: The Fertility Podcast