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IVF in Costa Rica.

Authors
  • Valerio, Carlos1
  • Vargas, Karen1
  • Raventós, Henriette2
  • 1 Escuela de Salud Pública, Universidad de Costa Rica. , (Costa Rica)
  • 2 CIBCM y Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica. , (Costa Rica)
Type
Published Article
Journal
JBRA assisted reproduction
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2017
Volume
21
Issue
4
Pages
366–369
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5935/1518-0557.20170060
PMID: 28985042
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

For 16 years, Costa Rica was the only country in the world that banned IVF, after it had been successfully conducted from 1995 to 2000. It also has been the only country that banned IVF based on the argument that it protects the embryo. After years of conflict, the prohibition has finally been lifted and the first baby girl was born in March 2017. This paper recounts the judicial and legal struggles Costa Rica faced in order to reestablished its IVF program.

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