A new publication is out in the journal Health & Place. The article is entitled Blurring the divide: Navigating the public/private landscape of fertility treatment in the UK and it is freely available here.
In this article, we draw on interviews with IVF patients and their partners to explore how the boundaries between public (NHS) and private fertility treatment provision are increasingly blurred.
Key article highlights:
- UK healthcare privatisation has had profound consequences for fertility patients
- Fertility patients navigate hybrid public/private treatment arrangements
- Both publicly and privately funded patients engage with a consumerist model of healthcare