In Sweden, local authorities are responsible for healthcare provision, so the announcement that the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) is supporting a proposal to offer IVF to single women is a significant one.
The idea was put forward by a government-funded inquiry in May and is expected to be voted on in parliament by the end of this year.
Taxpayer-funded in vitro fertilization (IVF) is currently only available in Sweden for women in married couples or in long-term relationships.
Private treatment costs around 30,000 krona ($4150) per cycle.
In recent years, increasing numbers of Swedish women have travelled abroad for fertility treatment instead.
Under the new proposal, single women in Sweden would have the same reproductive rights as those in a relationship.