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Fewer IVF babies born after funding cuts

Thousands fewer people are accessing Assisted Reproductive Technology treatment after last year’s funding cuts, researchers at the University of New South Wales have found.

A policy change in 2010 resulted in patients having to pay more for assisted reproduction treatment.

Use of the technology increased around 10 per cent each year from 2004 to 2009, then dropped 13 per cent last year.

This means that about 1500 babies that would otherwise have been conceived were not born.

Read more at UNSW Sydney

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