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Fertility Fairness and the IVF postcode lottery

6 November 2017
Appeared in BioNews 925

The campaign group Fertility Fairness has published data showing that access to publicly funded fertility treatment is inconsistent, and worsening, across England (see BioNews 924).

These findings have received widespread media coverage, with Sarah Norcross - Co-Chair of Fertility Fairness, and Director of the Progress Educational Trust (the charity which publishes BioNews) - giving numerous TV and radio interviews.

Watch Sarah interviewed on Good Morning Britain. (If you cannot see the film below, click here to view it.)

Also watch Sarah interviewed on ITV News, by clicking here.

Sarah has given interviews to more than 10 different local radio stations, discussing the fertility funding situation in their area. Click on the links below to listen to these interviews.

Sarah has also been quoted in numerous articles about the Fertility Fairness findings. See her quoted in the national media:

And in the local media:

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