Discount for NSW women going through IVF

New South Wales women undergoing IVF or other reproductive treatments will receive a cash rebate of up to $2,000 under a new government scheme.

The 2022/23 budget commitment will help around 12,000 women who use private fertility clinics, NSW Treasurer Matt Kean said.

Another 6,180 women will have access to publicly funded IVF treatment under the $80 million program.

“We know the costs of these treatments can be prohibitive,” Kean said in a statement on Sunday.

“No one should have to make the impossible choice between taking care of their family budget and starting a family.”

A single IVF cycle can cost Australian couples up to $10,000.

Adora Fertility, which wholesale charges some IVF-related expenses, is able to reduce this cost to around $1,500.

“With today’s announcement, Adora Fertility patients may potentially not have to pay for their fertility treatments,” said Adora National Medical Director Paul Atkinson.

“Cost is a major barrier to couples’ access to fertility treatment. We believe that high quality fertility treatment should be available to all Australian couples.”

The $80 million package will also extend discounts for pre-IVF fertility testing, increase the number of fertility preservation services and provide five days of paid fertility leave for teachers, nurses and other public servants.

The $2,000 rebate program will open on January 1, but women who undergo an eligible procedure on or after October 1 can also submit a request.

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