Enfants d’arc en ciel – a support group for lesbian couples and single women seeking MAP.“It’s frustrating and many women are continuing to go to Spain or Belgium…

it’s quicker and going more smoothly there.”It’s a costly process though, unlike in France where treatment is free for women up to the age of 43.“Faced with the log-jam, the only thing we can do is get organised little by little, but that only works when staff are ready and have time to process the requests,” said Guillemain.This subject first featured in the Spotlight on France podcast.

Listen to the interview with Eloïne Fouilloux.LGBT groups argue the government should have anticipated the surge in demand and prepared for it.In an attempt to speed up waiting times, health minister Véran announced in early October an additional 8 million euros for extra staff and equipment for fertility clinics.But the impact won’t be immediate.