Angela - posted on 11/02/2011 ( 150 moms have responded )
Recently during a discussion about the NHS allowing women to choose for elective c-sections, many were for women having the choice but not for the NHS footing the bill. (The NHS is the Universal Health Care System in the UK).
I agree, elective surgery like C sections are to me not something the NHS should be paying for when the system already is having budget issues. In fact I stated unless it cost the same and did not take away resources from women and babies who need them I am against it being covered.
A women posted she thought it was ridiculous and that the NHS should not pay for elective c-sections but in the post she added also they should not pay for IVF.
I was shocked because I consider IVF a treatment for infertility. That infertility is a medical problem. I think IVF should be covered by the NHS and other health care providers.
So what do you think? IVF and infertility should it be covered? Is it a medical problem that deserves treatment like any other medical issue? Or is it a problem that one should pay for themselves or as she suggested adopt or get over the fact they can't have a baby if they can't afford infertility treatments like IVF ?
What if a person is not infertile but Single? Gay etc. Should that be covered? Personally I feel if one is having a problem with fertility but not due to life style IE single and or gay they have the right to treatment covered.