The Scottish Government has agreed to fund three cycles of NHS IVF treatment for couples trying to start a family, more than is available in most parts of England and Wales.
The IVF cycles will be available to women under the age of 40. It has been increased from the previous limit of two cycles and will come into effect from 1st April.
Despite the same recommendations existing in England and Wales, heavy cutbacks to services have created a vast gulf.
Announcing the move, public health minister Aileen Campbell defended the spending at a time of increasing pressure on the health service.
The changes make Scotland the leaders in their IVF funding and by far the fairest and most generous in the UK.