Israeli Health Ministry considers cutting fertility treatment subsidies for older women

04.06.2012                      14.Siwan. 5772

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Israeli Health Ministry considers cutting fertility treatment subsidies for older women

May aid treatment for a third child, but limit subsidized attempts by older, childless women.

The Health Ministry is considering subsidizing fertility treatments through the third child and canceling subsidies for older women who face problems becoming pregnant.
Medical plans provides by HMOs in Israel subsidize in-vitro fertilization procedures up to the age of 45, and through the second child; this support does not set a limit to the rounds of treatment, and its scope exceeds that of Western countries, which limit the number of rounds of fertilization treatment subsidized by public funds. The new initiative would institute a change in the current formula of support, increasing subsidies for another, third child but limiting funds to women over 43 trying repeatedly to get pregnant for the first time….