‘It felt like a cruel joke’: IVF in lockdown

When the Federal Government announced in April that non-essential medical procedures such as IVF could resume after the Anzac Day weekend, women like Marina Allen were ecstatic. She and her husband had been planning to implant their final embryo grown from her eggs just before the COVID-19 shutdowns began in March, and at the time they had no idea when they might be able to resume treatment in their desperate hope to grow their family. “I bawled my eyes out. It felt like a cruel joke,” Marina said.

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