Fertility MDs warn some doctors performing inseminations, fertility treatments outside scope of practice



The nation’s fertility specialists are calling for minimum qualifications for doctors offering assisted baby-making procedures, saying that doctors who don’t have the proper training to perform the procedures are treating some patients.

In a new position statement, the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society says any physician offering assisted reproductive care should have the fellowship training and skills needed to manage patients safely and recognize the “potential pitfalls and complications” that may occur.

“These complications may include severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome, high order multiple pregnancy, injury to internal organs, massive hemorrhage and even death,” according to the position statement.

The field of assisted procreation is highly lucrative. What’s more, with more women postponing motherhood, demand for infertility treatments is on the rise.

“This is about physicians training physicians to provide the highest quality of care that we have available,” said Dr. Roger Pierson, professor and director of research in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.

One of the biggest concerns involves the use of injectable fertility drugs known as gonadotropins. The drugs stimulate a woman’s ovaries to produce multiple eggs. However, in some cases, the woman “over responds,” producing so many egg follicles that the ovaries grow big, fat and swollen. Fluid can leak into the chest and abdomen. In rare cases, ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome can lead to blood clots, kidney failure or death.

Gonadotropins are frequently used in combination with intrauterine insemination, or IUI, where sperm is injected directly into a woman’s uterus; experts say the procedure is being widely practised outside fertility clinics. Last year, Ontario alone paid for 22,806 insemination cycles performed on 8,725 women.

“It’s in a load of different places,” said Toronto fertility specialist Dr. Carl Laskin, a past president of the CFAS.

“(Gonadotropin IUI) is easy do do,” Laskin said. “The problem is it’s also easy to do unsafely and easy to do wrong.” The risk of a multiple birth — twins or more — can be as high as 30 per cent.

Blood tests and ultrasounds are required to measure hormone levels and determine how many eggs are maturing. If the woman produces too many eggs, the cycle should be cancelled.

“IVF clinics have the option to convert those patients to IVF,” said Dr. Jason Min, chair of the clinical practice guideline committee of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society.

With IVF, or in vitro fertilization, the eggs are removed and fertilized in a lab dish, and the resulting embryo transferred back.

“Outside an IVF clinic, their only recourse would be to cancel the cycle,” said Min, of Calgary’s Regional Fertility Program. But, “it may be very difficult for you to say to a patient who has just spent X number of dollars on so much medication that, ‘I have no choice but to cancel your cycle.’ ”

Egg retrievals carry risks. “The big one is sticking your needle into an artery,” said Pierson.

“You have to have the proper sedation. You have to have the ability to recognize an ovary on ultrasound and interpret ultrasound images. You have to have the ability to use the ultrasound probe and needle.

“These are all technical skills that you don’t learn by reading a book,” Pierson said.

Laskin added: “The overriding principle is always, you want to get the woman pregnant, you want her to keep the pregnancy and you want all of this done safely.  And if you can’t do it safely, you don’t do it.”




Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre

The business of procreation is not only highly lucrative but has a strong Criminal element.
Around 25% of all births in Canada, have either no father or the wrong father named on the birth certificate.

That means, in a large number of cases, women used FRAUD, to obtain sex, to become pregnant from a man who in most cases believed he was NOT going to be a father and or, believed from her statements, that she would not or could not get pregnant.

This fraud, is promoted by extreme feminists who then use a legal system to ensure that the children never see their father again and or make the fathers, financial slaves.

Fact is most lesbian mothers, obtained their sperm from a man without artificial insemination but without him being aware of her intentions that she would not allow that child to know his or her father.

We live in a society where men have next to no legal rights and where Male Sharia Law applies.

Welcome to Canada, where the Rule of Law only applies if you are female and if you can afford it.