Israel: Where Families Are Prized, Help Is Free

The New York Times

TEL AVIV, Israel — Jewish and Arab, straight and gay, secular and religious, the patients who come to Assuta Hospital in Tel Aviv every day are united by a single hope: that medical science will bring them a baby….

Assuta Hospital in Tel Aviv is the world capital of in-vitro fertilization and performs about 7,000 of the procedures each year

Unlike countries where couples can go broke trying to conceive with the assistance of costly medical technology, Israel provides free, unlimited IVF procedures for up to two “take-home babies” until a woman is 45. The policy has made Israelis the highest per capita users of the procedure in the world.

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