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NZ Fertility Rate Better than Oz
Fertility treatment is more effective in New Zealand than in Australia, say researchers who believe this may be because of Government rationing of the service here.
This tight rationing may have produced a "healthier" population of women seeking the treatment.
About half of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment cycles are state-funded in New Zealand and access is strictly rationed. By contrast in Australia there is virtually no restriction on access to government funding, although couples have to pay about 6 per cent of the total cost of their treatment.