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The Federal Government’s Response

Part One — IVF: The Beginning of a Modern Human Reproduction Revolution


From: Fertility


In The Federal Government’s Response McTeer examines the path of regulations on IVF into legislation in Canada. The chapter discusses the Baird Commission and 1993 report, the 1998 Tri-Council Policy Statement on the Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans, and the eventual Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHR Act), which became law in 2004.



Maureen McTeer

For more than four decades, Maureen McTeer has been a leading advocate and role model for gender equality in Canada. She remains a strong advocate for greater public funding for all aspects of women’s health and care, and a staunch defender of women’s health and reproductive rights.