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Lesbian Couple Win Fertility Bid in U.K.

BBC News,  Feb 27, 2009

A lesbian couple who were "not classified as an infertile couple" have won the right to NHS (National Health Service) IVF treatment to help them have a baby after threatening to sue health chiefs.

"A spokesman for the board said: 'As a couple, these two individuals are biologically incapable of conceiving and the board, therefore, initially took the view that the couple did not meet the necessary criteria to receive NHS-funded treatment.

The board has, however, reconsidered its position in light of other regulations, including the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Act 2008 and Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) regulations 2007, and has now decided to offer treatment to this couple.'"

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