In the news - IVF treatment age limit extension approved by Nice
Childless women between the ages of 40 and 42 are to be given the option of having in vitro fertilisation treatments on the National Health Service for the first time.
In the news
IVF treatment age limit extension approved by Nice
Childless women between the ages of 40 and 42 are to be given the option of having in vitro fertilisation treatments on the National Health Service for the first time. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence will recommend raising the current age limit of 39 after research showed that IVF could benefit women of an older age. Although current guidelines allow for up to three cycles of IVF, the new draft guidelines from Nice will only offer one round of treatment to women aged 40 to 42 who are unable to conceive by any other means.
- Engage your pupils in thinking about, expressing and critically evaluating the controversial science and social issues surrounding IVF.
- At a time of decreasing NHS resources, who should receive IVF? Explore this question with a resource that puts the decision in the hands of your students.
- A PowerPoint exploring the question of whether everyone has the right to a child, as well other ethical issues raised by IVF
- This resource encourages group work and student-directed learning about the birth control pill, fertility treatment and IVF.
Further news resources
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- A sociological and media perspective on what makes an event 'newsworthy'.
- Help pupils to write their own TV news broadcast with this handy PowerPoint.
- A scheme of work to help students structure news stories.
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