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Draft Ethical guidelines on the use of assisted reproductive technology in clinical practice and research submission

ID: 
48
Personal Details
First Name: 
Julie
Last Name: 
Velzen
Comment on specific Sections, clauses or sentences of the draft revised Draft Ethical guidelines
Specific Comments: 
Appendix 3a

I currently have two greatly adored and loved sons, almost 4 years old and 14 months

 

If not permitted in Australia we will be going overseas next year to undertake IVF to balance our family with a girl

 

Having to go overseas has some obvious downfalls, to name a few:

cost 

time and distance to travel

time required off of work and potentially out of school for family to spend 2-3 weeks overseas for process

 

We were originally condidering Thailand but with safety and success foremost in our minds we will go to the USA

 

To have the option to undertake this emotionally difficult process in your home country and / or city would've been preferred and would make the process allot easier 

 

Having to under take IVF for gender selection, the personal choice and substantial cost makes it a decision not made lightly or even available to allot of people even if it was available in Australia so it would still most likely be a very small amount of people who undergo the process.

Page reviewed: 20 April, 2017