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WATCH: Province pumps money into IVF
Health Minister says it would help up to 4,000 women
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The province has announced it will pump $50 million a year into expanded funding for in vitro fertilization (IVF) coverage. It's expected to help up to 4,000 women.

The last time the province looked at IVF funding was 1994.

Health Minister Deb Matthews calls the program outdated, underlining it would now be open to women with different types of infertility. One treatment per woman would be covered.

Matthews reveals the province will also look into regulation of single embryo implants, to avoid multiple babies being born through one treatment. She says multiples could lead to health issues.

As for how this will be covered, Matthews says they're still looking at options, including through OHIP.
She says she expects "capacity issues" when this program begins but wouldn't say if that means there will be wait-lists for funding.

The new program is expected to start early next year.

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The province has announced it will pump $50 million a year into expanded funding for in vitro fertilization (IVF) coverage. It's expected to help up to 4,000 women.

The last time the province looked at IVF funding was 1994.

Health Minister Deb Matthews calls the program outdated, underlining it would now be open to women with different types of infertility. One treatment per woman would be covered.

Matthews reveals the province will also look into regulation of single embryo implants, to avoid multiple babies being born through one treatment. She says multiples could lead to health issues.

As for how this will be covered, Matthews says they're still looking at options, including through OHIP.
She says she expects "capacity issues" when this program begins but wouldn't say if that means there will be wait-lists for funding.

The new program is expected to start early next year.

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