‘Huge’ Demand for IVF Treatment in Ontario — Where It’s Fully Funded — Has Wait List Stretching to 2018
May 23, 2016
(National Post) – Ontario’s decision to become the lone province to fully fund in-vitro fertilization has proven wildly popular, with clinics taking just weeks to sign up this year’s limit of 5,000 patients — and setting up an almost instant logjam. The policy took effect late last December, but fertility specialists say they’re booking would-be parents into as late as 2018. Clinic caseloads have more than doubled in some instances, as the clientele grows increasingly diverse for a service that normally costs patients up to $10,000 a shot.