Older women to benefit from new IVF guidelines

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Couples struggling to have a baby should get fertility treatment more quickly and older women should gain access to IVF, new NHS guidelines say.

IVF should be offered after two years of failed attempts, not the current three, says the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

And the upper age limit should rise from 39 to 42 in England and Wales. Speaking to the BBC, the medical manager at the Oxford Fertility Unit, Tim Child, explained the thinking behind the new guidelines.

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