AVAILABILITY OF INFERTILITY TREATMENT WITH ART IN DIFFERENT SOCIO-ECONOMIC GROUPS. LITERATURE REVIEW
This article assesses access to ART for infertility patients from different socio-economic groups according to the world literature. Content analysis was carried out on scientific articles corresponding to the chosen purpose on MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, PubMed and other sources of information. We sought to determine the availability of ART in the world, including the study of social and economic characteristics in need of infertility treatment. The search strategy combined the following search terms ‘accessibility’ ‘access, ‘affordability’, ‘sterility‘, ‘ART’, ‘seeking medical help’, ‘childlessness’. It was found that in many countries there is still inequality in the availability of infertility treatment with ART. In public health policy, in addition to improving access to health care, measures are needed to create equal opportunities for access to treatment in all social groups.
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