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Infertile Canadian Couples Looking for Help to Conceive Confront Regulatory Shadowland
Amid a $5.2-billion list of budget cuts, the closure by Health Canada of Assisted Human Reproduction Canada barely warranted a glance. The agency and its $10-million annual budget barely registered when they did exist, said Karen Busby, a law professor at the University of Manitoba and legal expert in issues of reproductive rights. But what the closure did do was highlight the murky world of assisted human reproduction in Canada that leaves infertile couples and their health teams working in a system with gaping holes in legislation and regulations.