Refused NHS funding for IVF
I am just writing to see if anyone has been in a similer situation to us. Myself and my partner are in a lesbian relationship and have been TTC for the last 20 months using a sperm donor, with no joy. I went to see my GP for blood tests to check my hormone levels which came back normal, but after a scan revealed by Uterus was tilted to one side, we were referred to see the fertility doctor at East Surrey Hospital. I was booked in for a laparoscopy and dye and after this I went for a follow up apt with the fertility doctor who told us the heart breaking news that I had loads of Endometriosis, adhesions and scarring plus my left fallopian tube was in a bad condition and may need to be removed. We were told that IVF is likely to be the only option for us to concieve but as we would be using "Donor Sperm" we do not qualify for any funding!
We are absolutley heart broken at this news as we do not have the funds to pay for private IVF and what makes it 100 times worse is that due to my Endometriosis and tubal damage if I was in a hetrosexual relationship with the same symptoms I would qualify! I cant believe that the discrimination is so obvious!
we have written to Surrey PCT to appeal our case, has anyone else has any luck with appealing?
Has anyone else had anything simler happen to them?