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Following legalization, just 1 clinic signed up to offer IVF

The executive decree reinstating the right to in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Costa Rica went into effect three months ago. But just one private clinic has applied and received authorization to perform the fertility procedure.

President yanks IVF bill in latest battle move over the fertility procedure

Costa Rica’s executive branch backed down Tuesday from a bill to regulate in vitro fertilization, saying it would wait for court rulings on the issue.

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court to hear challenges to anti-IVF lawmakers

Six plaintiffs are asking Costa Rica's Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court to throw out a constitutionality challenge to an executive decree that would legalize in vitro fertilization in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system

Costa Rica's public health care system and government attorney's office say President Solis' recent presidential decree legalizing in vitro fertilization, IVF, is illegal.

Costa Rica’s IVF ban: Why does Supreme Court have jurisdiction over president’s recent decree?

Two attorneys on Tuesday asked a human rights court to intervene on behalf of couples fighting Costa Rica's ban on in vitro fertilization, over a recent challenge to a decree that would legalize the procedure.

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court throws out constitutional challenges to IVF decree

In the latest curve of Costa Rica’s roller coaster process to legalize in vitro fertilization, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court has thrown out several challenges to President Luis Guillermo Solís’ decree regulating the fertility procedure here. But before supporters can celebrate the news the president's decree still must overcome another challenge filed this week.

Costa Rica responds to human rights court on IVF suspension

Costa Rica’s government submitted an official report Thursday evening to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights about its progress in legalizing in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures.

Costa Rica high court admits challenge to IVF decree

Four legislators are challenging the IVF decree, arguing that it violates the right to life guaranteed by Costa Rica's constitution.

Costa Rica President Solís Legalizes IVF

Fifteen years after the Supreme Court banned the fertility procedure, in vitro fertilization could be legal in Costa Rica as early as Friday.

Costa Rican plaintiffs disappointed, but not surprised, by president’s IVF proposal

They have fought for 15 years for the right to access in vitro fertilization in their home country, and last Thursday was supposed to be a happier day. That day, President Luis Guillermo Solís announced that a draft decree that would finally legalize IVF in Costa Rica was ready, after a long and frustrating battle.
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