Human rights court admits new IVF complaint against Costa Rica
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Human rights court admits new IVF complaint against Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 1, 2016

The lawyer for six couples who sued Costa Rica more than a decade ago for banning in vitro fertilization says time is running out for his clients to become…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court strikes down decree on IVF legalization, orders lawmakers to act
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court strikes down decree on IVF legalization, orders lawmakers to act

AFP and The Tico Times - February 3, 2016

The fight to legalize in vitro fertilization in Costa Rica faces yet another setback after a high court struck down a recent decree by the administration of…

President yanks IVF bill in latest battle move over the fertility procedure
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President yanks IVF bill in latest battle move over the fertility procedure

L. Arias - December 9, 2015

Costa Rica’s executive branch backed down Tuesday from a bill to regulate in vitro fertilization (IVF), saying it would wait for separate rulings from the Supreme Court and the…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court to hear challenges to anti-IVF lawmakers
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court to hear challenges to anti-IVF lawmakers

L. Arias - November 30, 2015

Six plaintiffs are asking Costa Rica's Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, to throw out a constitutionality challenge to an executive decree that would legalize in vitro fertilization…

Costa Rica’s IVF ban: Why does Supreme Court have jurisdiction over president’s recent decree?
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Costa Rica’s IVF ban: Why does Supreme Court have jurisdiction over president’s recent decree?

L. Arias - October 28, 2015

Two attorneys on Tuesday asked a human rights court to intervene on behalf of couples fighting Costa Rica's ban on in vitro fertilization, over a recent challenge to a…

Rights in vitro: What Costa Rica’s IVF struggle means for democracy
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Rights in vitro: What Costa Rica’s IVF struggle means for democracy

Tomás Quesada-Alpízar - October 19, 2015

Recommended: President Solís legalizes IVF despite doubts from the Caja  A total of 15 years have passed since Costa Ricans lost the right to access modern medical techniques…

Costa Rica responds to human rights court on IVF suspension
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Costa Rica responds to human rights court on IVF suspension

L. Arias - October 16, 2015

Costa Rica’s government submitted an official report Thursday evening to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) about its progress in legalizing in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. The San…

Costa Rica high court admits challenge to IVF decree
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Costa Rica high court admits challenge to IVF decree

L. Arias - October 8, 2015

Costa Rica's high court threw a wrench in President Luis Guillermo Solís' attempt to legalize in vitro fertilization and comply with an international court order. On Wednesday, the…

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Arcadio - September 12, 2015

President Solís legalizes IVF despite doubts from the Caja 
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President Solís legalizes IVF despite doubts from the Caja 

Zach Dyer - September 11, 2015

After years of court battles, legislative wrangling and consultations with medical organizations, in vitro fertilization is once again legal in Costa Rica. President Luis Guillermo Solís signed a decree…