Assisted Conception

NFF / Wellbeing  / Assisted Conception

NHS England has updated their commissioning policy for Armed Forces families outlining the pathway and criteria for you to access assisted reproduction methods such as IVF and Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI). Read more

This new policy will prevent some of the issues that couples were facing due to mobility and accessing treatment. The policy states that:

  • Women aged under 40 years should be offered three full cycles of NHS funded IVF
  • Women aged 40–42 years should be offered one full cycle of NHS funded IVF

The IVF treatment criteria are as follows:

  • One partner should be serving and registered with a Defence Medical Services (DMS) practice
  • The female partner must be under 43 years
  • The female Body Mass Index (BMI) should be over 19 but under 30
  • The male BMI should be under 30
  • No living children from the current relationship including adopted children but excluding fostered children
  • No children from previous relationships
  • Non-smokers
  • Written consent is required from both partners
  • Neither partner should have been sterilised.

For more information or to download a copy of the new commissioning policy, click here. 

For a copy of the application form click here. 

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