Wednesday, August 26, 2009

IVF Report: Fund 'Em All

According to The Ottawa Citizen, an expert panel has decided that everyone in Ontario should get IVF treatments, well anyone 42 years old or younger (it says "women", so I imagine there is a lower boundary, also - maybe 18?). If you follow the link, you won't find a whole lot of specifics about the report, but maybe I'll comment on it (and the issue on the whole) later, as more information comes available.

One positive that seems to have come out of the report is a re-evaluation of adoption procedures. From a casual observer, it does seem like the adoption process is pretty messed up, so reform would likely be beneficial (though, again, it would depend on the specifics of the reform).

For more reading, here's a lengthy story in the National Post about Ana Ilha and Amir Attaran's case.


  1. As far as I am concerned, the only people who should get IVF treatments are the people who pay for it all themselves.

  2. Hi Charles, thanks for dropping by. I'm in agreement with you, but I think my opinion isn't quite as firm as yours. I expand on this in my most recent post.