in vitro fertilization
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).
The parents are from the province of Heredia who had the IVF procedure performed last June at a private hospital in San José.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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's public health care system and government attorney's office say President Solis' recent presidential decree legalizing in vitro fertilization, IVF, is illegal.
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.