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Would you be willing to do a short video clip, answering a few questions about your journey with Infertility and explaining why you feel that the medical aids should cover treatment, for a recognised disease ie: Infertility?

If yes, please email for more information.

UPDATE: We are currently in the process of getting funding, so we can make this video a professionally edited/shot one, which will reach even more people. We have a celebrity couple on board too. Keep an eye on our FB page for more developments!

It is YOUR voice that can make a difference to infertility funding

Infertility is not a well covered disease by medical aids in South Africa. IFAASA intends to help more people expand their family by increasing access to fertility treatments. To achieve this IFAASA is in the process of advocating for acceptable cover from Medical Aids but until this is realised it is important to know your rights and what you can claim for. For further information on how IFAASA is advocating for improved cover and how you can help please email:

Infertility treatment carries with it a lot of stress around finances and how you are going to afford to go through the treatment you need. It is therefore critical for you to empower yourself with information on what parts of your treatment you can claim for to help alleviate the financial burden.

Certain information is obtained from the Council of Medical Schemes website

It is best to first phone your Medical Aid Scheme before your procedure or test to ensure that you adhere to their guidelines. Medical Schemes have a right to stipulate who their Designated Service Providers are.

The Medical Schemes Act, No. 131 of 1998, recognizes infertility as a PMB disease under the category Female Reproductive System and treatment guidelines are classified as:

A Prescribed Minimum Benefit (PMB) is a set of defined benefits to ensure that all medical scheme members have access to certain minimum health services, regardless of the benefit option they have selected. Therefore the payment for a PMB should occur whether you have a hospital plan or a top level full plan.

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