I’m not a huge fan of IVF to begin with. So this article outlining the controversy surrounding providing IVF to obese women fails to move me. I don’t think having children is a right and so if there are circumstances under which a woman can’t conceive, we are not obligated to help. Furthermore, some of the doctors sound to be legitimately concerned for the health of the women they’d be helping to get pregnant. I understand that being told no would need to be done gently, and that it would come as a terrible shock. But is that not mostly the same sadness any woman who would like to get pregnant and can’t feels? And obesity is not the only cause of that. I don’t think it’s discrimination to say no, and in fact, as the article points out, upon losing some weight, some of these women would get pregnant without the cost–financial, physical and emotional–of IVF.by
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