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    Default IVF Choosing gender - rules to change?

    I have two boys via IVF.

    Rules might change for the third child.

    Is this just all talk or could rules really change?

    Medicare probably wouldn't cover it, so it would be really $$ ?

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-2...ds-sex/7657540

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    I think there's a real chance the rules will change in Australia. And no it won't be covered by Medicare.

    If the IVF clinics can make more money I can't see anyone associated with them disagreeing. 3 kids through IVF here and am pretty burnt by my experience tbh.

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    I can understand why medicare wouldn't cover it. It's a bit of a bummer though for people like myself with a young family already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    I can understand why medicare wouldn't cover it. It's a bit of a bummer though for people like myself with a young family already.
    Why?

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    Financially it would be more difficult now with with 2 young boys (then it was first time round with IVF, when I worked full time).
    It would be great if some was through Medicare, but obviously it wouldn't because choosing gender is a personal choice not medical.

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    Default IVF Choosing gender - rules to change?

    I guess but I think I I'd been born 20 years earlier I probably wouldn't have kids at all.
    There will always be developments and advancements. Infertility sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    I guess but I think I I'd been born 20 years earlier I probably wouldn't have kids at all.
    There will always be developments no advancements. Infertility sucks.
    True.

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    You need PGD to gender select and medicare doesn't cover that now.

    I'd say if you were doing Ivf just for gender selection you wouldn't get the rebate but if you are doing it for infertility reasons, your cycle would still be covered you just pay the extra for the gender selection by PGD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    I have two boys via IVF.

    Rules might change for the third child.

    Is this just all talk or could rules really change?

    Medicare probably wouldn't cover it, so it would be really $$ ?

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-2...ds-sex/7657540
    It would be pricey, you'd probably be looking at $20,000. Still cheaper than going to the US though which is what many women do. I'm all for gender selection via PGD for family balancing reasons but agree it shouldn't be available on Medicare.

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    Dh saw this this morning and got a tad excited, "we could have a 4th and have a girl" he says. 😂 He's too funny.
    I'm happy with our 3 delightful boys, I don't want a 4th and I have no desire for a girl. I am done ☺
    On a serious note had we decided on a 4th and choosing the sex was possible we would as we would have to do ivf anyway but ivf is not something I would even contemplate if I didn't have to. Doing ivf when one doesn't have too, I don't agree with.
    I do think the rules will change but think it may be a few years off.
    Last edited by Blessedwith3boys; 25-07-2016 at 18:12.


 

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