Many of our clients wonder why they never hear about NaPro, or any other restorative reproductive treatment method for that matter. The penny dropped when I heard about a parallel scenario visiting the Mitterhofer typewriter museum in Tyrol. A humble carpenter invented it up in the Austrian mountains. He walked with it all the way to Vienna (6 weeks) to ask the emperor for money to build and even better one. He even got the money…6 weeks back..invention…6 weeks return to Vienna. But then this time, the emperor consulted with his scribes over this invention. They saw their jobs on the line and critiqued it heavily. The end…
…until Christopher Sholes in the USA developed a virtually identical product. No emperor there, instead he took his work to a metal industry that had little to do since the end of the civil war…and he changed history.
See the parallel to IVF? Who decides on care pathways for infertility in the UK? Who sits on the board for the NICE guidelines on infertility treatment? …then you know why there is so little investment in restorative reproductive medicine provision in the NHS.
The moral of the story? Until in the UK infertility patients wake up and stop asking only IVF experts for treatment choices, they will get IVF, and more IVF…well perhaps ICSI.