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Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland | 26/10/2010

Poland helps with costs of artificial insemination

The Polish government has prepared a draft law under which the costs of artificial insemination would be reimbursed to infertile couples. Sławomir Zagórski welcomes the initiative in the liberal daily Gazeta Wyborcza: "This is excellent news. Thousands of couples affected by infertility have been waiting for this for years. Many of them simply cannot afford the high costs of in vitro fertilisation. I myself know a few couples, ... who thanks to artificial insemination were finally able to have a child but couldn't afford to have another. If the Agency for the Evaluation of Medical Technology [a government institute which examines new health laws] doesn't take too long deliberating and gives a positive assessment Poland could finally be on the list of states that - unlike Albania or Belarus - helps its citizens in the fight against infertility."

Gazeta Wyborcza - Poland | 05/10/2010

Poland needs rules for artificial insemination

Robert Edwards, the inventor of in vitro fertilisation, has won this year's Nobel Prize in Medicine. But Poland still has no legal framework for the procedure, bemoans the liberal daily Gazeta Wyborcza: "In vitro is so taken for granted today that one wonders why it has taken so long for this Nobel Prize to be awarded. But we know that the Nobel committee had to consider it for a long time and weigh up all the pros and cons. Even 32 years after Edwards' success [the discovery of the procedure] there are still countries that clash both legally and ethically with in-vitro fertilisation - right in the heart of Europe. Poland still has no legal regulations for artificial insemination. Despite many statements by the government infertile couples can still not expect financial support from the state."

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