IVF workplace rights
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Conservative MP Nickie Aiken has launched a campaign to demand new legal rights for employees undergoing in vitro fertilisation (IVF). Aiken’s campaign seeks to secure a legal right to time off to attend appointments during the early stages of treatment. Currently, women have no pregnancy rights until embryo transfer, the final stage of the process. “Women, particularly, need to have legal permission to undergo IVF treatment and to have the freedom to be able to do it. They need to have employment rights, so they can take time off,” Aiken told Times Radio.