Global access to infertility care in developing countries: a case of human rights, equity and social justice

Posted by Maria Codina on March 13, 2019 at 4:05 pm



Introduction

As the power of medical technology advances, more and more difficult questions are raised about what sorts of rights to such  technologies people might have, especially in resource-poor countries. People surely have a right to basic medical care, therefore
global access to infertility care should be seen as a fundamental human right, with respect to socio-cultural, ethical and political differences worldwide.

Although IVF and related procedures get all the public attention, infertility care cannot be reduced to assisted reproductive techniques alone. Other options are equally important such as a listening ear and psychological support for infertile couples, the availability of basic diagnostic procedures, easy methods of ovarian stimulation and timed coitus, intra uterine insemination, reproductive surgery etc. The level of infertility care we are aiming for will differ from country to country. Many variables can be important such as the economical and political situation of the country, the level of education and reproductive health care, actual facilities concerning
medical care including the quality of the hospitals, the available equipment, facilities to perform surgery in case of complications, the level of mother care and many others. It is our aim to describe the facts and our views and vision on the issue of childlessness and infertility in developing countries.

 

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