Funding Infertility Treatment: The Impact of New Public Management.

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Introduction Almost all humans have a biological urge to have a child. However this biological urge is not always easily fulfilled for some humans because they suffer from infertility. Currently one in six Canadian couples is categorized as being infertility (Government of Canada, 2013). The World Health Organization defines infertility as a “disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse (World Health Organization, 2014). The inability to have a child naturally is a devastating medical diagnosis and many infertility couples will only have a biological child with medical intervention. The most effective medical treatment for infertility is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). IVF is the process of collecting a women’s eggs, and fertilization them with sperm then replanting the eggs into the women’s uterus (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, 2011). IVF is an expensive medical treatment that many infertilitie Canadians will need to use to fulfill their urge to a child. Even though one in six Canadian couples is define as infertilities the majority of Canada’s provincial governments do not fund infertility treatment through their health plans. Section one will examine New Public Management style of public administration. This section will look at why New Public Management developed. Who was the first government to use NPM. The benefits and cons of NPM.
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