OTTAWA, May 25 ( – In vitro fertilization (IVF) businesses in other countries have had to make public their success (or failure) rates with the process, but Canada has so far kept the IVF industry unregulated, allowing the fertility business to boom with no accountability.  The Globe and Mail reported today that new legislation would change that situation, requiring fertility clinics to provide the information.

With statistics on the success rate of IVF per cycle such as the 22.6% figure from the US,  one can accurately estimate the number of embryos sacrificed to the IVF procedure. Supposing a similar rate in Canada and knowing the roughly 6000 cycles which took place one finds that 1356 children were born using IVF while at least 4644 embryonic babies created by IVF were killed.