20 Apr 2009

Refund offered by fertility clinic

9:14 am on 20 April 2009

A fertility clinic in Wellington has drawn a mixed response to a plan to refund most of the fee to couples whose invitro fertilisation treatments are unsuccessful.

Fertility Associates says women under the age of 39 who pay in advance for three rounds of IVF, will have 70% of the fee refunded if they are unsuccessful.

The Women's Health Action lobby group says it wants to know more about the criteria for the refund.

The Fertility New Zealand advocacy group worries that women's hopes for success will be falsely raised.