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Why is Greece considered to have one of the most liberal legislation for fertility treatments and medical assisted reproduction in Europe?

Medical assisted reproduction is considered one of the greatest medical achievements of the 20th century. Today, more than 3 million children have been born through IVF worldwide, while in 16 European countries, infants born by assisted reproduction come to 3.9% of all live-births. In Greece, we see that since 2005, approximately 50 reproductive clinics have been registered and are currently operating, a number greater than other European countries with the same population. Medical assisted reproduction made its substantial appearance in 1978 when the first child was born in Great Britain through IVF. Since then, continuous medical innovation and progress has provided...

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