‘Misleading’ IVF providers put on notice

An inquiry will refer any false or deceptive conduct to consumer affairs

IVF providers who peddle “false hope” and mislead patients about their chances of conceiving a live baby will be targeted in a new inquiry by the Victorian government.

On Tuesday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos announced that the state’s health services watchdog had been tasked with uncovering dangerous and unethical practices by IVF clinics.