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Country’s fertility centers are under the spotlight

The growing number of cases of multiple births, including quintuplets and sextuplets, most of which are the result of fertility treatment, has put the country’s fertility centers under the spotlight.

However, the Ministry of Public Health has only registered four fertility centers, two of which have expired licenses.

According to the director general of Authorization and Accreditation, Luis Tomas Oviedo, this does not mean that no other clinics are offering fertility treatment but that they had not applied for legal authorization.

In the last decade there have been three cases of sextuplets, two of quintuplets and two of quadruplets.

The sextuplets born to Aracelys Guzman Martinez on Sunday 8 February 2015 are still in hospital in a stable condition. The mother says that although she is grateful for First Lady Candida Montilla de Medina’s offer of food and health care for the babies, she was still concerned about housing as her current home was too small for the expanded family.

Source: DR1, Listindiario

February 11, 2015

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