Friday, September 23, 2011
Canadian Doctors Consider Denying Fertility Treatments to Obese Women
The Globe and Mail: Canadian MDs consider denying fertility treatments to obese women, by Carolyn Abraham:
Canadian doctors are considering a policy that would bar obese women from trying to have babies through fertility treatments – provoking debate over whether the fat have the same reproductive rights as the thin.
Some studies find obese women face higher risks of medical complications while trying to become pregnant through in-vitro fertilization (IVF). The science is not certain and some believe a ban would be tantamount to discrimination, yet a growing number of fertility doctors worldwide already bar treatment based on a woman’s Body Mass Index. . . .