Group calls for weight restrictions for IVF

11/14/2007 | BBC

The British Fertility Society is urging medical professionals to refuse in-vitro fertilization treatment to women with a Body Mass Index of more than 35, due to the health risks posed by obesity to pregnant women and their children. The group recommends that the procedure be offered when the patient's BMI has dropped below 30 based on height and weight, a suggestion that an obesity expert called "discriminatory," since "overweight people may benefit immensely from treatment."

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