The Chamber of Deputies approved the project of Assisted Fertilization
Argentina, June 27, 2012
Today, the Chamber of Deputies approved the project that establish the obligation to include the treatment of assisted fertilization in the Compulsory Health Plan. The project, promoted by the ruling party, had the support of most of the opposite blocks.
In this sense, the initiative seeks to “ensure full access to the procedures and medical-care techniques of medically assisted reproduction.” It was approved with 169 votes in favor, no votes against, and with only 7 abstentions of members of the PRO.
The head of the Health Commission, the official Maria Elena Chieno said that “the enactment of this law fixes a social debt” and that “fits in a country that ensure access to social rights.”
The rule also states that it should be accomplished by all health services in the public sector, social work, prepaid medical institutions, whatever their legal form.
And it adds that there is no “requirements or limitations due to sexual orientation or marital status” of the beneficiaries.
The law includes fertilization procedures such as induction of ovulation, controlled ovarian stimulation, the Assisted Reproduction and intrauterine insemination, intracervical or intravaginal gametes of a spouse, domestic partner or a donor.
Since the enactment of this rule, these techniques will be included in the PMO, as well as diagnostics, drugs, therapies to support the criteria and modalities of implementation by the authority.