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'It's like a tax on gay mums': Married couple's NHS IVF fight

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A couple who say they have had to face extra hurdles in order to have children because they are in a same-sex relationship are pressing for a change in the way fertility treatment is offered on the NHS .

When Michelle and Jessica Mortimer-Collier got married in 2017, they always knew they wanted to have children together. In February last year, the couple, who live in Bury , decided to look into their options and enquired with their local GP about undergoing IVF treatment. Read more: Outrage over city centre bin room converted into 'studio flat' They were told by Bury Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that they would need to demonstrate their infertility before they would be eligible to undergo IVF on the NHS.

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