From time to time you may bump up against the some of the rules and regulations that govern our particular field. For example, you are probably asked to sign a “Section 8″ consent when you first walk through the door. This is a requirement of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act.
Dr Elinor Wilson has worked in combination with various stakeholders to provide guidance and to try to set the regulations in place. But it has been a difficult process for her and her team. A 4 August 2011 article by George Annas in the New England Journal of Medicine explains why.
Bottom line: the regulatory framework in Canada that guides our profession is confusing, and different clinics are providing different solutions. If you feel that you need guidance (for example, with third party reproduction like donor eggs or donor sperm), you might want to speak with a health lawyer to understand your rights. Our Toronto clinic often recommends Kelly Jordan 416 203 2899 x29 or Sherry Levitan 416 784 1222. Your clinic should also have local suggestions.
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