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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

What is in vitro fertilization (IVF)?

In Vitro FertilizationAn assisted reproduction technique in which a mature egg is first removed from a woman’s ovary and then the fertilization of the egg by a sperm occurs outside the woman’s body.

Who might need IVF?

IVF, while not currently covered by OHIP, is expected to be partly covered, for one cycle per patient, starting in 2015.

While the news release makes one treatment available per patient for all forms of infertility, it is unclear right now whether the province intends to also include social infertility, such as single male or male same-sex couples.

In Vitro Fertilization and the law

In Vitro Fertilization in the media