Foreign Policy Examines India’s Growing Industry Of Fertility Treatment
Foreign Policy examines "India's flourishing fertility treatment business," a multi-billion dollar industry that "has earned India the dubious reputation of being the world's baby factory." While "regulation has not kept pace with the proliferation of clinics" and some "facilities have been accused of a litany of shocking abuses," "[t]he Indian government is gearing up to pass a new law to regulate the fertility business," the magazine writes. The article focuses on "one pressing issue [that] has remained beyond the purview of regulation: How old is too old to get pregnant?" and discusses post-menopausal aged women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other fertility treatments in order to become pregnant (Chopra, 2/10).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.