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Fertility treatments must continue to avoid restarting the clock for families: Dinn
Dinn says continuing treatment for those in need of fertility services needs to be a priority for government.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

(January 11, 2022) – Paul Dinn, PC Official Opposition Shadow Minister of Health and Community Services and MHA for Topsail-Paradise, says continuing treatment for those in need of fertility services needs to be a priority for government.

“Those in need of fertility treatments have time-sensitive appointments and delays mean frustration and added costs for those who wish to start or grow their family. I know there are many feeling anxiety amongst those who have had appointments delayed. Government cannot forget about these treatments,” said Dinn.

“Minister Haggie needs to ensure time-sensitive fertility treatments can be maintained to ensure families do not face set backs.”

Dinn says he’s still awaiting an update on whether fertility services will be offered in Newfoundland and Labrador, despite the promises of government.

“The Premier and his government committed last year to providing IVF fertility services here in Newfoundland and Labrador. There are doctors in the province who have submitted proposals to government for an IVF clinic. Many residents want to start a family in Newfoundland and Labrador. Yet there has been nothing but deflecting responses from government and no further commitment on the promise,” said Dinn.

“It’s been almost a year since the promise was made by government, yet we still see no action. I worry that families who need fertility treatments are at risk of being forgotten by this government yet again and leaving the province. For a province with a declining population forecast under every scenario this is just simply not acceptable.”

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