I read the article below during the week and can relate to it. In South Africa, most medical aids doesn’t cover IVF treatment, if you’re lucky they cover consultation fees. There is even a company that only provide loans for fertility treatment patients. I won’t get into how financial service providers are a ‘mafia’ on their own in South Africa (I have experience in the credit industry), if you’re in the credit business you should be sorted for life. But let’s not get into that.
We are also planning on going for treatment this year. What I understand from my research is that we should budget on +-R60,000 for the first attempt. That is with about a 50% success rate. Which could be higher depending on which fertility clinic we decide on. That is a lot of money! And not everyone can afford that.
I hope for the people in the UK that this does not go through. We ‘endosisters’ are pulling on the short end often enough. We just want to be able to have the pleasure of being called ‘mom’ or ‘mommy’ like everybody else. We didn’t choose this disease or did anything wrong. We just have to make the best of our situations. Treatment alone has a huge price tag. Money shouldn’t be the reason why we can not at least attempt becoming pregnant. Conceiving is free for everybody else. Life is not fair, especially if you have endometriosis.
MPs will debate decommissioning IVF on the NHS- I’ve had my say, now it’s your turn!
On Thursday 19th January 2017, MPs will be debating whether IVF should continue to be provided by the NHS. While this is a good opportunity to highlight the plight of those experiencing infertility…