Health Canada dithers while "fertility preservations" proceed

Lett, Dan
July 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/17/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 2, p135
Academic Journal
The article reports on a fertility clinic in Toronto, Ontario that offer gamete freezing for women for a decade or more. ESRM Biotech is the first private clinic in Canada offering to freeze either sperm or eggs for a fee. Dr. Essam Michael, clinical director, said the service is ideally suited for younger women who cannot have children right away or who believe their fertility could be compromised. To date, the clinic has approved 2 women for the procedure, which can cost as much as $5000.


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