Carolyn McLeod
University of Western Ontario
Whether in vitro fertilization is medically necessary determines, in many jurisdictions, whether it ought to be funded through public health insurance. This is certainly the case in Canada, where the Canada Health Act requires that provinces pay for all medically necessary health care services. Debate raged recently in Ontario, my own province, over whether IVF should be deemed medically necessary and therefore covered under Ontario’s Health Insurance Plan. Advocates for public funding insisted that Ontario, along with most other provinces in Canada, was behind the times in not having such funding, given how many governments around the world, including most European...
Keywords IVF  medical necessity  public funding  adoption  fertility treatment  funding
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