August 4, 2010

Quebec government to fund in vitro fertility treatments

The ongoing normalization of biotechnologies continues. As is the notion that fertilization therapies are just that, therapies that should be covered by the healthcare system.

Quebec is going ahead with a plan to fully fund in vitro fertility treatments for women. Health Minister Yves Bolduc says the province will fund up to three cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments by the end of the spring.

Aside from the humanitarian element, Bolduc believes it will save the province up to $30 million a year on money being spent to treat premature babies born as a result of fertility treatments.


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