When it Comes to IVF Who Should Call the Shots?
What do you think? Doctors say one thing, patients want another, and insurance dictates yet another. In the Feb. 2015 article by Pacific Standard titled When it Comes to IVF Who Should Call the Shots? they state, “The problem is that in the field of assisted reproduction, it’s not just that a patient’s wishes may go against a doctor’s better judgment—it’s that fertility specialists can’t even agree on best practices amongst themselves.” There is a lot of grey area in reproductive medicine, especially when it comes to “what is best”. The U.S. practices little control over fertility treatment so when desires collide, who gets to make decisions about fertility care is the question we all want to know.