What are the proposed changes in criteria to access fertility treatment?

The table below summarises the current criteria and the proposed changes to criteria:

Proposed Criteria Table:

Current criteria Proposed change
Female partner is aged 23-40 years Female partner is aged 23-35 years
Female partner has a BMI of 19-30 for at least 6 months prior to treatment. Woman with polycystic ovaries with a BMI of 19-33 will be eligible Female partner has a BMI of 19-30 for at least 6 months prior to treatment. This applies to all women.
No age limit for male partners. The male partner (in the case of heterosexual couples) is aged 55 or younger.
No BMI criteria for male partners. The male partner (in the case of heterosexual couples) has a BMI of 30 or less.
No criteria related to duration of infertility/time trying to conceive. Duration of infertility of at least 2 years.

We will continue to fund one full cycle of IVF/ICSI and one frozen cycle for those who meet the eligibility criteria.