Anyone Had NHS Fertility Treatment After Vasectomy Reversal?

Hi everyone

I wondered if there was anyone out there who managed to get funding for NHS fertility treatment after their husband had an unsuccessful vasectomy reversal?

I understand that this, at present, automatically rules you out for NHS treatment. However, I wondered if anyone had appealed to their CCG to fund?

Without going into too much detail about our situation. My husband had a vasectomy at the age of 28 during a previous marriage. I have no children. Vasectomy reversal failed 5 years ago.

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I do hope someone can advise you on this. Has your gp offered any help on an appeal? Have they known of any other cases?

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Our GP wouldn't even refer us to the fertility clinic as they said we don't fit the criteria for NHS treatment. I know we can write to our CCG and request funding. But, I just wondered if anyone had any actual success. Thank you for your reply 😊.

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I do hope someone here can help you. I was too old for nhs funding at 39. It seems so unfair.

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I couldn't get NHS funding for ivf as my husband had one child (aged 20) from a previous and always wondered what that had to do with me, it was another lifetime. Sorry if I sound mean but I'm guessing your partner has kids already otherwise he wouldn't have had that procedure? Did the NHS pay for the procedure and reversal as I guess this won't help your case much? So many woman are asking for ivf now that's why they are cutting it. It's worth a shot but I'd say fund yourself

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Yes he has a child from previous marriage. We self funded the vasectomy reversal. Thank you for your reply.

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