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Costa Rica’s public health system welcomes first IVF baby

Her birth is a milestone that follows years of struggles to legalize IVF and offer it within the Costa Rica Social Security System (CCSS, or Caja). 

Costa Rica proposes gender parity in Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The continental court has had only five women among its judges in 40 years of existence.

Evo Morales calls for international help to stop Bolivia ‘genocide’

The deadliest clashes occurred Friday in the central city of Cochabamba, where nine people were killed in a confrontation between Morales backers and the security forces.

Costa Rica welcomes first IVF baby after 16-year ban

The parents are from the province of Heredia who had the IVF procedure performed last June at a private hospital in San José.

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.

After legislative inaction, Costa Rican President Solís’ IVF pledge will be put to the test

Major legislative victories were largely absent from this extraordinary session, the month-long period when the executive branch sets the Assembly’s agenda, but Casa Presidencial spun it as a success. According to a statement from Casa Presidencial, 36 of its 77 bills “advanced” and five reached the plenary for debate.

Costa Rica’s Solís considers reinstating IVF by executive decree

“We are reaching a point where we will be forced to make a decision. That includes the possibility of passing IVF by an executive decree so that the country does not have to face another sanction,” Solís told reporters.

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