Poland Next In Line To Fund In Vitro Fertilization #OHIP4IVF #ONPOLI
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Poland is expected to be the latest country to agree to fund in vitro fertilization for couples in need. Polish Prime Minister Donald Trusk announced Monday his plans to finance in vitro fertilization for couples needing help to conceive.
In vitro fertilization is a medical procedure to assist infertile couples seeking to conceive children. The process involves injecting eggs with sperm outside the womb. The Polish plan would permit funding for couples for whom all other treatment has failed. Couples would be permitted to undergo three rounds of IVF.
IVF has been an option for couples in Poland for many years. But it has never been funded or available to those who cannot afford it. IVF is funded in Belgium, Sweden, Australia and Israel. In Canada, Quebec is the only province fully committed to public funding for in vitro fertilization. Alberta is potentially next in line to enact public funding. In Ontario, parents and parents in waiting are working hard get the province to adopt a policy like Quebec`s.
I think everyone has a right to have a child, just not sure that the government should have to pay for it. Just my opinion.
I probably should add a paragraph also about the fact that people do IVF privately anyways and when they do that it is so costly that they take out a second mortgage or put it on credit cards. $10,000 a cycle. It is common that they also the. Transfer 3-4 embryos and have risky multiples which often end up requiring costly medical interventions over the lifetime. Also this places maternal health at risk. So the idea of finding IVF publicly is that one embryo can be transferred and health care dollars saved are in the millions. It is an issue of women’s rights, maternal health and even health care savings.
WOW! That’s awesome! Sharing this!!!
This is GREAT! For couples that want a child but can’t afford the treatments this would be fantastic.
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
That’s actually pretty fascinating!
Way to go Poland! There should be more help for people who are unable to conceive on their own.
I think that is great, and hope one day it will be available in Canada.
That’s good news especially for those couples waiting to hold a baby in their arms
Interesting. I’d have to agree with Kari as well…
IVF is something I really know nothing about, thanks for sharing!
Thats great news! What a wonderful opportunity!
That is so interesting and awesome!
~ The Country Mouse ~
I don’t think the lack of funds should restrict couples from conceiving via IVF. There are great parents out there waiting, and I hope this can get to them in time.
As the mom to 5 kids, I think that everyone who can love/properly care for a child should not miss out on the wonderful experience of parenthood.
great post – I was thrilled when Quebec started funding, and hope that the rest of the provinces follow suit
Wow, this is so great. Children are such a Blessing!