Australia acts to restrict IVF treatment to heterosexual couples

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 04 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1054
  1. Christopher Zinn
  1. Sydney

    The Australian federal government has taken action to prevent single and lesbian women from accessing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment in the latest step of an ongoing legal battle. Prime Minister John Howard has denied MPs a conscience vote on the controversial measure—a measure that the Australian Medical Association denounced as discriminatory. The cabinet is also planning to change …

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