17 March 2009

Should women be given time off to have IVF?

Last week, immigration officer Parminder Sahota, 37, claimed she was suspended from work for taking time off to have IVF treatment. In this week's issue of Grazia, two writers go head-to-head to argue whether it's right for women to get paid leave for fertility treatment. One claims that infertility is a health problem for which IVF is the treatment – and an emotional roller-coaster ride to boot, for which women need adequate time off work to recover. The other says having a baby is a lifestyle choice, not a right, so while sick leave for IVF treatment sounds fair, women shouldn't expect to get extra paid leave. But what do you think? Join the debate by posting your views below.


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