EBCOG position statement: Inequality in fertility treatment in people ofcolour

Despite advances in promoting sexual and reproductive rights by the United Nations, WHO and UNFPA, inequities in the provision of health care for women exist and are influenced by the socioeconomic status and the ethnicity and the migrant status. Of late, Human Fertility and Embryology Authority (HFEA) of the United Kingdom has identified that inequities exists in quality, accessibility and outcomes of fertility services for people of colour in the UK. EBCOG calls upon the EU Commission to set up a monitoring system akin to HFEA to ensure that all citizens of Europe not only enjoy equitable access to fertility treatments but also the outcomes of interventions meet the highest standards of care.