Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Kenya Govt to develop policy on IVF

Kenya Govt to develop policy on IVF: " The Government plans to set up a task force to formulate a policy framework to guide the practice of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) or Test tube babies the Director of Medical Services Dr. James Nyikal said on Monday. The move follows key concern including moral and ethical issues arising from the recent birth of two test tubes babies in Kenya.Although the Minister of Health Charity Ngilu welcomed the news of the first test tube babies in Kenya last week, the Ministry has now set in motion plans to regulate the procedure called IVF technology."
It always amazes me how keen governments are to pass laws to regulate reproductive rights ! And how most citizens accept these laws passively , without realising that many of them take away their reproductive autonomy. The Kenya government cannot even provide basic health care to its citizens. Rather than focussing on this, they now want to blindly ape the West, and pass a law to regulate IVF technology - something which will affect a very small portion of their population. Don't they have better things to do with their time, money and energy ?

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