How a Costa Rican IVF ban gave way to the ‘Roe v. Wade’ of Latin America

In 2000, Costa Rica became the first country in the world to ban in vitro fertilization. But a dozen years later, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights struck down the IVF ban, in a ruling that helped usher in an era of reproductive freedom for many in Latin America. Medical anthropologist Lynn Morgan tells host Carolyn Beeler how it happened. 

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