'Discovery discriminates against infertility disease'

South Africans desperate to conceive are demanding that Discovery Health, the country's largest medical aid scheme, cover infertility treatments.

Speaking on the Afternoon Drive show, Meggan Zunckel, Infertility Awareness Association of South Africa CEO, said infertility currently affects one in six couples of reproductive age.

It is one of the most common diseases with which couples in this age group are diagnosed. She said despite this, Discovery Health continue to refuse a plan to allow members to access treatment for this disease.

Zunckel further said that discriminating against the entire disease is no longer acceptable, because members have done their part by paying for the medical costs.

Listen to the full interview below...

We are asking Discovery to find a structure diagnosis and treatment plan for its members. My question to Discovery why aren't they doing everything they can to save the scheme money and ultimately benefit members.

Meggan Zunckel, Infertility Awareness Association of South Africa CEO

We wrote the open letter because infertility currently affects one in six couples of reproductive age, and is one of the most common diseases that couples in this age group are diagnosed with. Despite this, Discovery Health continue to refuse a plan to allow members to access treatment of this disease.

Meggan Zunckel, Infertility Awareness Association of South Africa CEO

All we're asking for is a reasonable cover. And a reasonable cover are three IVFs per couple.

Meggan Zunckel, Infertility Awareness Association of South Africa CEO
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