50 clinics across Ontario will offer government-funded fertility treatments, starting today.
The Ontario Liberals previously announced in October, it would cover the cost of one in-vitro fertilization cycle per eligible patient per lifetime through a $50 million a year funding program.
More than 5-thousand families could benefit from the move in the province. The government says it is working with the College of Physicians and Surgeons Ontario, using a lottery system instituted by doctors to prioritize patients.
The in-vitro process involves retrieving an egg from a woman and fertilizing it outside the body before it is inserted in the uterus to hopefully create a baby.
The program will not be available for women 43 and over.