Costa Rica News – As of April 1, private clinics in Costa Rica are able to apply to offer in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ordered that Costa Rica allow IVF on September 10th of last year. Since then, a team of doctors, microbiologists, and the Ministry of Health have worked on drafting the technical standard that is now in place.
Private clinics can submit applications and then the Ministry of Health will do inspections before endorsing the practice.
The license will allow the implementation of just two fertilized eggs per patient reproductive cycle.
Eggs that cannot be used must be frozen. They may not be marketed or thrown out. Experiments may not be done with them.
The CCSS is given two years to train specialists, buy equipment and prepare labs to implement the procedure in the public system.