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Titolo:
Viewpoint: Medical infertility care in low income countries: the case for concern in policy and practice
Autore:
van Zandvoort, H; de Koning, K; Gerrits, T;
Indirizzi:
Pasteur Hosp, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Oosterhout, Netherlands Pasteur Hosp Oosterhout Netherlands & Gynaecol, Oosterhout, Netherlands Royal Trop Inst, Dept Int Hlth, NL-1105 AZ Amsterdam, Netherlands Royal Trop Inst Amsterdam Netherlands NL-1105 AZ Amsterdam, Netherlands Univ Amsterdam, Med Anthropol Unit, Amsterdam, Netherlands Univ AmsterdamAmsterdam Netherlands ropol Unit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Titolo Testata:
TROPICAL MEDICINE & INTERNATIONAL HEALTH
fascicolo: 7, volume: 6, anno: 2001,
pagine: 563 - 569
SICI:
1360-2276(200107)6:7<563:VMICIL>2.0.ZU;2-L
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
IN-VITRO FERTILIZATION; REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES; INVITRO FERTILIZATION; EMBRYO TRANSFER; UNITED-STATES; WOMEN; HEALTH; EPIDEMIOLOGY; SEEKING; EGYPT;
Keywords:
consumer interests; exploitation; infertility; infertility treatment; policy;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
74
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: van Zandvoort, H Bergsingel 72a, NL-3037 GH Rotterdam, Netherlands Bergsingel 72a Rotterdam Netherlands NL-3037 GH erlands
Citazione:
H. van Zandvoort et al., "Viewpoint: Medical infertility care in low income countries: the case for concern in policy and practice", TR MED I H, 6(7), 2001, pp. 563-569

Abstract

Based on published,'grey' and anecdotal information, this paper explores some aspects of infertility, its medical treatment and their burden in poor countries. Many cases of infertility result from sexually transmitted infections (STI) and unsafe abortion and there is no doubt that their preventionand adequate treatment are of utmost importance, especially as effective infertility treatment, if ally, comes at a high price fur the consumer, materially as well as physically. Medical infertility interventions are apt to fail a free market of provision because of major information asymmetry. This renders patients in low-resource countries prone to exploitation, potentially damaging practices and waste of their savings. The authors argue that in countries struggling with limited funds and a range of pressing public health problems, public investment in infertility treatment should not have priority. Bur governments should take an active role in quality control andregulation of treatment practice, as well as invest in counseling skills for lower-level reproductive health staff to achieve rational referral of patients.

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