The wish to start a family is a common one; unfortunately, not everyone has an equal opportunity to fulfill it. In-vitro fertilization (IVF), an increasingly popular solution for those struggling with fertility, remains prohibitively expensive and unpredictable, with costs ranging from £5,000 to £10,000 in the UK and $12,000 on average per cycle in the US— and no guarantee of success.

And as World IVF Day is coming up tomorrow we’d like to take the opportunity to cast a spotlight on the financial struggles associated with IVF access and highlight some startups that aim to democratize the process.

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