In a rare ruling a Melbourne couple have been denied the chance to go through IVF treatment to conceive a child.

Melbourne authorities have refused to let the couple seek IVF treatment due to ‘bad parenting’ of the woman’s other children. After losing their only other child together to SIDS the couple wanted a chance to have another child. The woman is reportedly so upset by the tragedy that she carries her infants ashes around with her.

Under Victorian law couples seeking IVF treatment are required to go thorugh a child protection check and they did not meet the requirements of this check. In recent years the Herald Sun reports that her 4 other children have been removed from her custody a number of times.

This ruling has only come into place in Victoria from 2010 and there are only a handful of other cases where couples have been refused treatment, most of which have been overturned and the parents to be have been allowed to go down the track of IVF.

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