State funded IVF for couples trying to conceive.
This petition had 3,349 supporters
This petition is being compiled to ask the Government to provide funding for couples who need fertility treatment. IVF in Ireland is extremely expensive and this is after couples pay for tests, investigations and medication.
Ireland remains one of only three countries in the EU where IVF is not yet funded by the State.
1 in 6 couples fail to conceive naturally.
In 2015, Leo Varadkar announced new funding proposals for couples unable to conceive naturally.
In a document from the Irish Independant published September 2016, it states "In February 2015, the government gave approval to draft a general scheme of legislative provisions, dealing with assisted human reproduction. While it was due to be finalised in the first half of this year, a Department of Health spokesperson has now confirmed it will be published in 2017"
This should have gone for proposal in 2016.
3000 babies are born each year in Ireland due to IVF. 5 million have been born since the era of assisted reproduction.
Please sign the petition and help families all over Ireland be one step closer to their dream of having a family, something many people take for granted.
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