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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 opens doors for in vitro fertilization

It took a historic trial and years of discussions for the Costa Rican government to implement measures to ensure access to assisted reproduction methods in public health institutions.

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.

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.

Human rights court backs Costa Rica’s decree on legalizing IVF

Inter-American Court of Human Rights: “It should be understood that IVF is authorized in Costa Rica and it must immediately be allowed by both private and public health services.”

Human rights court admits new IVF complaint against Costa Rica

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Friday admitted a new request filed by the lawyer of six couples who sued Costa Rica for banning in vitro fertilization nearly 16 years ago.

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.

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