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Thousands of Viable Embryos in Limbo if Quebec Changes IVF Program

(CBC) – Some health professionals are concerned that thousands of frozen embryos will be in limbo if the provinces goes ahead with Bill 20, which proposes to drastically scale back and restrict access to publicly-funded in vitro fertilization treatments. When a couple undergoes IVF, extra embryos are often frozen for later use. More than 15,000 embryos from about 3,000 patients are stored at the MUHC Reproductive Centre.

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