Critics demand change at reproductive health agency

Eggertson, Laura
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, pE501
Academic Journal
The article reports on the criticisms faced by reproductive health agency after the resignation of key directors and the board's acknowledgement that it cannot fulfill its mandate in Canada. It states that the Assisted Human Reproduction Act has a budget of more than 10 million dollar per year and has not yet begun to enforce critical aspects such as prohibitions on the sale of human eggs and sperm or payments for surrogates. It presents the criticisms of professionals particularly Irene Ryll.


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