Excerpt from 'The Globe and Mail', September 20, 2011
Dr Anthony Cheung weighs-in on Canadian doctors who are considering a policy that would bar obese women from trying to have babies through fertility treatments – provoking debate over whether the fat have the same reproductive rights as the thin.
As the country’s fertility doctors meet in Toronto this week, Dr. Cheung plans to argue that studies also show IVF does not pose unacceptable risks for heavy women, and that BMI alone is not a good measure of which patients face the highest risks. Age, he said, is “by far the strongest indicator” of success and dangers. But he believes it is already a “David and Goliath argument – and I am David.”