Prime Minister Donald Tusk has promised that Poland will relax rules on fertility treatment, allowing women up to the age of 40 to receive state-funded IVF treatment whether or not they are married.
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Mr Tusk said that unmarried couples would be able to get state-funded treatment if they had been trying unsuccessfully to conceive for a year. He added that in vitro treatment would be refundable via the health service, in the same way as other standard medical procedures, and pledged 100 million zł a year to fund the change.
Up to 5,000 couples a year could benefit from the new rules, which will be available to unmarried couples when the woman is age 40 or below.
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