A fertility clinic in the Houston suburb of Katy is offering its clients free IVF, even though it is legally illegal.
The Houston fertility clinic, HIF-T, is one of a few clinics in the country offering free IVFs.
The clinic’s founder, Dr. Jennifer Fuchs, said the policy is about giving women “access to quality fertility care.”
She said the clinic has seen an increase in requests for IVF treatment in recent years, including those from the homeless and single women.
Fuchs said she has seen many women over the years who have sought out the clinic to try to find a donor because they’re “tired of being alone and not knowing what to do with their bodies.”
Fuchs told the Houston Chronicle she hopes the policy will make women feel more comfortable about their decision to have a child, and that it will help them “get married sooner.”
Fuchs said she is hopeful the policy could make Houston the only place in the United States where people can get free IVFE.
The city recently became the second largest city in the U.S. to allow IVF services to be offered in its public hospitals, with the city Health Department allowing clinics to begin operating.
In November, Houston became the first city in Texas to legalize IVF.