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Dr. Asemi Discusses Alabama Supreme Court Embryo Ruling

Warns MarketWatch that fertility patients may see an increase in IVF costs

In light of the recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling that frozen embryos are children, and as more than a dozen states consider personhood bills, Ember lab & Scientific Director Dr. Avisa Asemi cautions that in vitro fertilization (IVF) costs may rise, for both patients and employers who offer fertility benefits. Patients living in areas where embryo freezing isn’t allowed will have lower chances of a successful pregnancy compared with areas where embryo freezing isn’t restricted.

Restrictions on freezing and discarding embryos challenge the way IVF has traditionally been practiced throughout the U.S. and Europe, and could eventually create higher costs for providers in addition to patients.

– Dr. Avisa Asemi

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