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Supervising Life

Machon Puah ensures that fertility treatments for Orthodox couples are in accordance with halacha.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/community_briefs/article/supervising_life_20030207

Two women shared a room in a major Israeli hospital some years ago, both awaiting the insemination portion of in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. One of the women, "Mrs. Cohen," was undergoing the procedure under the supervision of a mashgiach [religious supervisor] from Machon Puah -- an Israeli religious fertility institution -- and the other, "Mrs. Rabinovich," was not.

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